Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 4pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

Tickets are available at the box office, 1208 Surf Ave. $6 (cash only). All tickets sales are non-refundable.

Koolkidz Music Video: Positive
Jivana P. Condak, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 5:00

Performed by the KOOLKIDZ singing group from Brooklyn NY, this is their fourth music video! An action packed adventure celebrating summertime in Brooklyn and shot entirely in Coney Island!

The Tin Soldier
Jennifer Suhr, New York, NY, USA. Narrative Short, 5:00

World Premiere!

When a lonely man and a mysterious woman cross paths at Coney Island, what one leaves behind will give the other a new lease on life.

Who Shot Coney Island?
Howie Alex , New York NY. Experimental, 5:30

Brooklyn Premiere!

Armed with a camera, a mysterious figure roams the empty lots of Coney Island's amusement park.

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I Had a Dream I Went to Coney Island
Sherwin Akbarzadeh , Australia. Experimental, 4:11

Brooklyn Premiere!

NYC's soon to be re-developed Coney Island amusement park is a surrealist technicolour dream seen on super 8 film and featuring music by Panda Bear.

The Heart of Coney Island
Melanie Schiele, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 7:00

World Premiere!

Filmed in the winter of 2008 by Brooklyn native and Coney Island aficionado Melanie Schiele, the story follows one mom and pop butcher shop proprietor Jimmy Prince and his 1920's establishment Major Markets Prime Meats situated along the historic Mermaid Avenue strip as he works to stay afloat and keep the heart of Coney Island and its disintegrating history alive.

Woman on a Train
Joel Fendelman, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:20

World Premiere!

An aging woman travels back to the Russian neighborhood she grew up in to rediscover a childhood memory.

The Mermaid Parade 2008
James Ford Nussbaum, Randolph, NJ, USA. Experimental, 6:00

'Let Your Freak Flag Fly'. seems to be a commonly said thread that weaves itself through this sea shore community bringing out the most unique blend of people in the world.

Presque Isle
John D. Reilly, Erie, PA, US. Silent Film, 2:10

Harry Caulder wants nothing more than to enjoy a nice day at the beach. However, when a carefree couple disrupts his peace and quiet, Harry finds an unusual way of dispatching the perverse pair.

Jigsaw Soul - 'Cockroach Hotel'
Christopher Piazza, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Music Video. 3:55

A man who is quite literally disintegrating into a pile of old newspapers remembers his happy childhood at Coney Island and vows to return one last time. On his way, he imagines himself checking out of a fancy hotel in which he sees bizarre, ghostly images of people from his past.

It's All Here, It's All Real, It's All Alive!!!
Bianca Ahmadi & Kevin Chicas, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Experimental, 6:00

Brooklyn Premiere!

Through a combination of Super 8 film, digital video and sound collage, It's All Here, It's All Real, It's All Alive!!! reveals the ecological changes that Coney Island has endured as it faces an imminent and controversial redevelopment in the years to come.

Frank Sidebottom Saves Coney Island
Brian Little, Chris Sievey, UK. Music Video, 2:16

Made from Super 8. video and still photographs from Frank Sidesbottom's 3 visits to New York betweeen April '07 and October '08 where he fell in love with Coney Island... and actually wrote the song while walking along the boardwalk in January '08. After having his animation shown at last years Coney Island Film Festival, this year he's made a pop video to help try and save it.

Palmflower - Buried Under
Stacey Goldschmidt, Ray Borchers, Chicago, IL, USA. Music Video. 3:28

A music video for the Chicago Band PALMFLOWER for their song Buried Under. This video is shot & Edited by band members Stacey Goldschmidt & Ray Borchers. The band took a trip to Coney Island for the day to make their video. Shot May 29, 2009.


Coney Island 2057
Andrea Farkas, Janusz Swiatczak, Hempstead, NY USA. Experimental, 20:57

World Premiere!

Coney Island 2057 is a film about time, loss and memory. Each individual will walk away with different emotions.

Official website and trailer

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