Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 4pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

Tickets are $7 at the box office.

All tickets sales are non-refundable.

7 minutes in Coney
Melinda Maclean, Astoria NY, Short, 7:00, Brooklyn Premiere!



I wanted to capture the over the top animated and dream like quality of Coney Island itself and the people that go to enjoy the boardwalk and rides. I imagine that late at night when everyone has gone home - all the faces and forms of the rides and games come to life - lights pulsing and blinking, steel and wood creaking and popping as the cars swoop over the impossible curves, the ghoulish variations of Tillie, the smiling face, laughing into the darkness of the Atlantic - what does Coney Island dream about?

Fins of Fury: Tails of Glory in Coney Island's Mermaid Parade
Laura deNey, New Paltz, NY, Experimental, 7:14


The Tails of Glory have been performing in Coney Island's Mermaid Parade for over 10 years. Last year they won first place for Best Marching Group as badass Kung - Fu Mermaids!

Young and High Music Video
Cesar Hondares, Staten Island, NY. Music Video, 3:29

A fun summer time music video where the story follows a young couple on their first date in legendary Coney Island.

Forgotten New York: Yellow Submarine
Uladzimir Taukachou, Bayonne, NJ, Documentary Short, 6:12

A short historical documentary about legendary Yellow submarine in Coney Island Creek. Many people know the song performed by Beatles, but only a small amount of them know, where that submarine is now.

Dame Lo
Brian Korlofsky, Philadelphia, PA, Music Video, 5:00

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This is a bizarre and psychedelic vision from the standpoint of video artist System D-128 as he travels the New York subway on the D train to & from Coney Island, He bumps into a newsstand that's selling historietas perversas (adult Mexican comics) He begins skimming through them and one of the stories comes to life. In one hand, Narco cinema with girls/gangsters/guns cliqua, and in the other, New Mexican cinema with sex, violence and esoteric fun with its cohorts of ghosts and spirits hanging in the streets, haunting all those characters.

Lost in Coney Island
Eric Rivas, New York, NY, Feature, 43:00


Spade decides to remake The Warriors. His love for Coney Island and the warriors has brought him to go bankrupt to make film. Everything goes wrong but method acting goes wild as actors face real warrior type scenarios. The spiritual path to becoming a warrior again and return to Coney.


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