Coney Island Film Festival - Coney Island Films

Sunday, September 25, 2011- 6pm
Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave.
Ground floor

This program is sold out! Thank You!

Take Me There
Philomena Marano in collaboration with The Studio, New York NY, Animation, 1:28


A little tale of Coney Island

Neptune Jam
Howie Alex, New York NY, Music Video, 2:30

The boardwalk gets rockin' to the beat of local band Neptune Jam.

The Blue Umbrella
Amanda Jencsik, Chris DePierro, Brooklyn NY, Experimental, 3:40,
World Premiere!


A man is obsessed with a girl with a blue umbrella, but doesn't know why... will he find out?

Save Coney Island
Djordje Dojcinovic, Brooklyn NY, Documentary Short, 7:00,
World Premiere!

Closing of Ruby's Bar and Grill. The last call of the bar and the protest of family and friends.

Coney Island: I Dream of Genie
Jeremy Rocklin, New York NY, Documentary Short, 7:13, World Premiere!


I Dream of Genie explores the dreamscape that is Coney Island in the summertime.

Shoot The Freak
Veronica Lopez, Northampton, MA, Documentary Short, 8:23


'Shoot the Freak' has shocked and delighted Coney Island Boardwalk visitors for over a decade. In this short doc, barker and occasional freak Jay guides us through a life he has shared with his friends every summer since the attraction opened and gives us a glimpse of his evolving world on the outside.

IC Waters
Casimir Nozkowski, Brooklyn, NY, Documentary Short, 5:54


Two born and bred New Yorkers venture to Coney Island for the annual New Years Day Polar Bear swim.

A Cornucopia Of Characters:The Queens Polar Bears
Ruben Ortiz, Brooklyn, NY, Documentary Short, 11:54,
New York City Premiere!


Every year, thousands flock to Coney Island to participate in the New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim. Groups of friends and family from every borough come to partake in the madness. This is the story of one group from Howard Beach, Queens. Every year, they congregate at a local bar known as 'The Rail' in order to get properly 'fueled' before making their way to Coney Island for the plunge. Led by the eccentric Jimmy Hennessey (one of the founders of the group), these hooligans reveal their thoughts on the importance of fun, friends, and family. The Queens Polar Bears certainly are a cornucopia of characters!

A Day in the Life of Coney Island
Daniel Turkewitz, New York, NY, Documentary Short, 19:55,
World Premiere!


From before the sun comes up to long after it goes down, a look at what goes on during a day at America's first playground, Coney Island.

The Great Coney Island Egg Toss
Sean Roman, College Point, NY, Documentary Short, 8:00


A July 4th tradition few have heard of at world famous Coney Island. The Great Coney Island Egg Toss. Hosted by the handball players near Surf Ave. and 5th Street.

John Dorman, The Candy Man
Lou Dembrow, New York, NY, Documentary Short, 20:00, World Premiere!


In 2001, renovation of the Stillwell Ave subway station forced the beloved Philip's Candy to close it's doors. Is there life after 54 years in Coney Island for John Dorman, owner of Philips Candy? Lou Dembrow ventures out to Staten Island to get the low down from John and his partner, Peg Cohn.

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