The 22nd annual Coney Island Film Festival will be held in person September 16-18, 2022 at Sideshows by the SeaShore and the Coney Island Museum. Call for entries is now open. Early Bird deadline is January 7, 2022 and regular deadline is March 11, 2022. Should Covid or variant concerns arise at festival time, the virtual form of the festival will still go forward.
The festival's opening night pays tribute to the carnival history of Coney Island with fire breathers, sword swallowers, freaks and stars of NYC Burlesque scene. The festival is run by film, television and audio/visual professionals to ensure a standard to the event.
"Without a doubt, the Coney Island Film Festival has the greatest location in the world. It also gives out the best trophy I’ve ever received." Darren Aronofsky (Director Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, PI)