Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. Second floor
Please Note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $8. Purchase at the box office (cash or credit) Friday 9/19, 6pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 9/20, 12pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 9/21, 12pm - 3pm.

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. There are no extra service fees to purchase in advance. All tickets sales are non-refundable.

NOTE: No tickets will be mailed no matter what shipping method you choose, they are available at Will Call, on the day of the screening.

Twiller Parkour #2
Morgan Miller, Brooklyn, NY, Animation, 0:45, New York City Premiere!

Jeff Twiller's second attempt at parkour.

Smart Chimp
Marc Wilson, Brooklyn, NY, Animation, 5:16, World Premiere!

A short comic romance about a test chimpanzee coming to discover he's much smarter than his researchers. Or, really, anybody.

Dreamers in the Dark
Julia Velarde, Littleton, Co, Animation, 5:00

A young brother and sister left orphaned by the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire struggle to survive in NYC. Their surprising fate is help guided by their cat and unique talents.

Drag Me : An Urban Music Tale
Nikos Kellis, UK, Animation, 5:42, New York Premiere!

Drag Me is a story about a “deadly” girl with a “slightly” violent and disturbed response to the paranoia and alienation that the “concrete jungle” can generate. The set is the sleazy backstreets of Athens.The outcome is Drag Me: An Urban Music Tale.

A Life with Asperger's
Jaime Ekkens, NY, Animation, 4:00

“A Life with Asperger’s” is an animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.  It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger’s is not simply “being a little awkward”, rather it is about adapting to one’s limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

How to Avoid Annoying People
Ariel Nasser, New York, NY, Animation, 6:00

Comical animated film reveals the over-the-top harassments endured by a plane traveller as he thwarts the constant verbal barrage from a fellow passenger.

Liesje Kraai, Brooklyn, NY, Animation, 1:07

A song for that little dog lost in space.

Bo The Cow
Geraldin Pena, Brooklyn, NY, Animation, 4:54, Brooklyn Premiere!

Bo, The Cow, depicts the life of a cow and her baby in a dairy farm.

Dorian Green
Sarah Outhwaite, NY, Animation, 3:25

This is the story of Dorian Green - the man who didn't like his face. Alone in a room with his mirror, Dorian does his best to disguise the shapes that crawl across his skin. But is makeup enough to control his own nature?

Eye in Tuna Care
John Walter Lustig, Douglaston, NY, Animation, 4:06, Brooklyn Premiere!

A dentist's expertise is put to the test when an unusual patient seeks his help.

Beating Death
Robert Lyons, NY, Animation, 4:04, World Premiere!

An animated adaptation rotoscoped from the Academy Award nominated short film of 1968 "De Duva", that is itself a parody of, and homage to, several of Ingmar Bergman's most noted feature films, including "Wild Strawberries" and "The Seventh Seal".  The fate of a brother and sister hang in the balance of a badminton game with death.

The Vermeers
Tal Shamir, New York, NY, Experimental, 4:37, Brooklyn Premiere!

The Vermeers suggests a contemporary engagement with Jan Vermeer’s paintings (1632-1675) via a digital platform. It is an attempt to merge content of the art-film with the structure of the film-trailer. The desire is to contemplate on Vermeer’s paintings from a different and unexpected POV - loyal to the source but true to the technological evolution.

Girl in Progress
Tayana Brumaire, Brooklyn, NY, Short, 7:11, Brooklyn Premiere!

Shy people have feelings too you know. Tayana takes us into a quiet girl’s world, as she navigates a society that forgets that a woman of substance is far more appealing than one who is physically and socially "perfect."!

Jesus is Moving Out
Nika Belianina, Toronto, On, Documentary Short, 7:37, World Premiere!

An artist reflects on her life with an 8ft tall statue of Jesus.

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