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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 11 - Animation

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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 11 - Animation

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Pre-Sale has ended. Tickets are available, (cash or credit) Friday 9/14 (6:30pm-10:30pm), Saturday, 9/15 (12:30pm-10:30pm) and Sunday 9/16 (12:00pm-1pm) at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue.

All ticket sales are final, no refunds and pre-sales are Will Call only (tickets will not ship), to be picked up at our Box Office at 1208 Surf Ave., during the festival. Please Note: The Coney Island Museum is located on the 2nd floor and is not wheelchair accessible. 

Next Stop
Brad Gibson, Vancouver, BC, 2:06, U.S. Premiere!

One overweight train passenger unintentionally disrupts everyone's commute. All walks of life are joined together in a gag filled series of stops and starts on route to their destination.

Not Everyone Wants to Be Your Friend
Molly Schneider, Brooklyn, NY, 2:08, World Premiere!

Sometimes people just don't want to be your friend, no matter how awesome you may be. Other harsh life lessons included.

Dr. Mantis: Insect Analyst
Brandon Mikolaski, 2:36

Be a fly on the wall in the office of the World’s Foremost Insect Analyst, Dr. P. Mantis, as she helps her patient, Fred, a caterpillar, deal with his identity issues. He doesn’t want to be a butterfly, he’s got a much different idea of what his true destiny should be. Dr.Mantis, Insect Analyst. She knows what’s bugging you…

The Velvet Underground Played at My High School
Robert Pietri, Tony Jannelli, Summit, NJ, 8:00

This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground's disastrous first public performance. While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet Underground performed three songs: 'There She Goes', 'Venus in Furs', and 'Heroin'. The Summit High School audience responded with, as a band member recalled in 1983, a 'murmur of surprise that greeted the appearance' that 'increased to a roar of disbelief as the band started to play' which ‘swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment...' Half the audience walked out.

Michael Enzbrunner, Toronto, Canada, 6:07, Brooklyn Premiere!

In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

Oh my dog!
Marco Comandini, NY, NY, 1:29

A clumsy airport worker is busy taking out the luggage from a plane. When one of the boxes falls and gets opened by accident, the worker will be startled by what he finds inside…Based on a true story!

Blind Mice
Nicholas D'Agostino, Los Angeles, CA, 9:00, New York City Premiere!

Upon his release from prison Walter falls back in with his old gang of hustlers. In this con within a con will he be the one left holding the bag? Mixing the anthropomorphic menagerie of humanity found in the cartoon's of the 1930's with the fatalist allegorical themes of film noir, 'Blind Mice' tell a tale of societies divisions.

The Rocky Roads Return!
Robert Kleinschmidt, Brooklyn, NY, 1:58, World Premiere!

The classic kid show The Rocky Roads is back with more adventures!

Bright Lights, Bad City
Team Larry, Astoria, NY 3:29

On a hot summer's day in 1977, a Times Square, New York City denizen tries to prevent the woman he loves from leaving town by giving her what she desires most.

What's That in the Ground?
Wally Chung, Brooklyn, NY, 2:14

When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse.

Steven Lapcevic, OH, 6:05, New York City Premiere!

A reliable glut of misinformation.

Carnival Entropic
Eleanor Louise Anderson, Nashville, TN, 5:23, New York City Premiere!

A young boy attempts to join the sideshow at a traveling carnival, unaware of the dangers that lay ahead. What he discovers when he enters the fairgrounds is that the showman is hiding a macabre secret.

Katherine Mooney, NY, NY, 3:13

Scraps is a two-and-a-half minute, 2D, hand and digitally painted animation about a Ghanaian orphan who builds robot figurines from discarded electronic waste to serve as representations of his lost family members. When one robot is under threat, he goes to great lengths to reunite it with his robot family...

Tidal Wave
Christi Bertelsen, NY, NY, 2:30

Tidal Wave is a hand-drawn animated short memoir about letting go of a dream while envisioning what could have been.

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