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2009 Coney Island Film Festival: Award Winners

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 16, 2009

Coney Island Film Festival

The 9th annual Coney Island Film Festival wrapped up way back on Oct. 4, but here at last is the list of festival award winners. Awards were given out in the usual categories: Feature, Short, Documentary, Experimental, Animation and more, but also given is the unique to the fest “Made in Coney Island” award.

By all accounts, the fest had another smashing year, but what else do you expect from one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world? With it’s eclectic lineup, the fest got written up by the esteemed horror zine/site Fangoria, plus several Brooklyn-based blogs and news sites.

Special congrats to all the festival winners:

Best Feature
Sea Legs, dir. Craig Butta

Best Short
Basket Bronx, dir. Martin Rosete

Best Documentary Feature
The Prince of Mermaid Avenue, dir. Charles Denson

Best Documentary Short
Young at Heart, dir. Brian Paccione

Best Experimental
Who Shot Coney Island?, dir. Howie Alex

Best Silent Film
The Institute of Seance, dir. Kevin Corcoran

Best Animation
The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!, dir. Jake Armstrong

Best Music Video
“Blue Sky” KaiserCartel, dir. Grizlet

Best “Made in Coney Island”
The Poor Man’s Follies, dir. Micropunta

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