Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 4pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

Advance sale has ended for this program. Purchase tickets at the venue. Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office, 1208 Surf Ave. Tickets are $6 (cash only). 718-372-5159

Serialist Art
Lauren Stambaugh, Boston MA, USA. Narrative Short, 7:27

World Premiere!

A young woman chooses to confront her anxiety by searching for the stranger who has taken part of her with him.

Horsefingers 3: Starfucker
Kirsten Kearse, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 12:43

Photo David Park

Emma is dressed and ready for her cult meeting but she’s got the wrong address. Uncomfortable in her wig and horse hooves, Emma waits at a local bar. As fortune would have it, she bumps into someone she knows, Lem, an actor from a movie she worked on years ago. He doesn’t recognize her but he does like her outfit. What follows is a bizarre date between a script supervisor in a costume and a minor movie star - also wearing a costume. Funny, unsettling and just plain creepy, HORSEFINGERS 3: STARFUCKER provides a life lesson to be remembered.

Official Horsefingers 3: Starfucker Site

The Visitor
Paul Andersen, Dapto, Australia. Silent Film, 12:00

Lucia lives with her teenage daughter in disconnected silence. Something or someone is missing from her life. One night she sews herself a new man from discarded rags and, slowly, he comes to life. An unconventional drama of loneliness and redemption from director Paul Andersen.

Euology For Jack
Harold Einstein, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 8:55

In this short film by writer and director Harold Einstein, a man (Larry Keith) spends the morning composing a eulogy for a close friend.

Jonathan Sale, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 19:05

Pulitzer Prize nominated writer Rolin Jones (Producer, Writer Weeds, Showtime), uncoils a hilarious and caustic allegory of the lengths to which people will go to ignore the horrors in the world around them.

Mrs. Elsbeth's life is the picture of perfection. Perfect neighborhood. Perfect house. Perfect garden. Perfect husband. But all that is about to change. Strange new neighbors and cryptic postcards reading "Help Us" are beginning to crack the facade of her forced perfection. How long will she be able to continue to say, "These things beyond the garden, they happen so far away" in the face of her increasingly perverse best friend, conspicuously absent husband and growing insistence from the outside world to "Help Us."

Pumpkin Hell
Max Finneran, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 21:49

'Pumpkin Hell' is a short coming-of-age horror film about sons, fathers and the roles they play and imagine for one another. Abandoned by his father at a highway-side pumpkin patch, an eleven year-old boy spends a peculiar and life changing night with the misfit proprietor of the patch.

Official Site

Watch the trailer

Dream On Cupid
Michael Grabow, Sayville NY, USA. Narrative Short, 5:24

World Premiere!

Hunter, a young teenage boy, longs for the love of Sarah, a girl in his literature class, but her popularity stands in the way of his fantasy.

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