Three day event premieres local Bay Area and youth filmmakers alongside internationally acclaimed award winners in compelling collections of animation, dramatic, short films, experimental, surf/skate, environmental, and documentary film collections.
San Francisco, California- July 21-23, 2016: For the tenth consecutive year in a row, local residents and international artists are flocking to see the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival showcase its annual Best Of (2016) film collections and nonprofit events! The three day festival is sure to make waves as accomplished filmmakers enchant viewers with their creative masterpieces with rare films seen only on international festival circuits and by film festival award committees.
Aptly titled the “Frozen” film festival, The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival blends San Francisco’s mild summers with the screening of cutting edge films in the heart of the Mission District at the nonprofit Roxie Theater. Founded by Isaac Schild and Gabriel Bellman in 2006, SFFFF is built on the belief that anyone can become a filmmaker, and provides up and coming artists the opportunity to be screened and acclaimed by the public alongside award winning established artists. A main proponent of pushing SFFFF’s mission forward is Sara Judge, Director of Youth Filmmakers’ Program. Judge, an accomplished actor, director, and songwriter expresses her “goal as a teacher is to equip [the youth] with the skills [they] need to reach [their] goals” in the film production field. The collaborative effort between the youth program and the main festival to integrate young filmmakers is a unique opportunity for many aspiring artists in the area. With the film festival’s support, youth from around the bay area are just one of the many underserved communities in the film industry who are assisted in realizing their goals.
The films span the genre spectrum, and include thrilling dramatic shorts, laugh until you cry comedic shorts, beautifully designed animation films, and adventurous surf and skate films. The feature film for the 2016 festival is the highly anticipated documentary, District Zero. Directed by Pablo Iraburu, this film shot by a Spanish film crew Chronicling the daily life of a Syrian refugee a tiny mobile phone shop in one of the largest refugee camps in the world located in Jordan. The film unravels clues to a refugee’s memories, past, identity and contacts from the world they have all had to flee from. District Zero is a must see for all Frozen Film Festival attendees.
Other collections include experimental films, environmental films and short documentaries.
The film festival runs July 21-23, with the films screening the 22-23 at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street and opening night festivities on the 21 at Piano Fight, 144 Taylor Street, from 7 to 10pm.The mixer is open to the public, and all are welcome to come eat, drink and enjoy the performances of local musicians Austan Found, Billy Banks and Sara Judge alongside the company of fellow film lovers. For avid cinema lovers and curious moviegoers alike, the Frozen Film Festival is sure to captivate with its diverse and meticulously procured lineup.
Tickets are $13 per individual showing and $20 per all inclusive showing pass. Purchase of tickets available here: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/frozen-film-festival/?instance_id=13332#showtimes
The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that recognizes and promotes independent local and international filmmakers. Celebrating 10 years, the SFFFF takes pride in promoting and exhibiting independent filmmakers, youth, filmmakers of conscience, and artists from underserved communities both locally and abroad. For more information on the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival’s organization, please visit frozenfilmfestival.com
Dates and Showtimes
Thursday, July 21, Piano Fight (144 Taylor St, SF)
Opening Night Mixer, 7-10pm
Friday, July 22, Roxie Theater (3117 16th St. SF)
Best Environmental Films of 2016, 5:30pm
Best Short Documentaries of 2016, 7:30pm
Best Dramatic Short Films of 2016, 9:45pm
Best International Animated Shorts of 2016,11:30pm
Saturday, July 23, Roxie Theater (3117 16th St. SF)
Bay Area Local Short Film Collection of 2016, 1:00pm
Best Experimental Film of 2016, 3:15pm
Best Comedic Short Films of 2016, 5:30pm
Best Surf and Skate Films of 2016, 7:05pm
Feature Documentary: District Zero, 8:45pm
Best Dramatic Thrilling Shorts of 2016, 10:00pm
Best Animated Shorts of 2016, 11:20pm