I call architecture frozen music.
--- Goethe

 

2009 S.F. Frozen Film Festival

Congratulations to our 2009 festival winners!

Best Music Video
F*** THAT by Oliver Conrad, Director and Gian Klainguti, Producer

Best International Film
Socarratt - by David Moreno

Best Music Documentary
Where You From by Sabrina Lee

Best Filmstock Film
Keep the Home Fires Burning by Ryan O'Toole

Best Digital Film
Mugs by Ronnie Cramer

Best Feature Documentary
The Dhamma Brothers by Jenny Phillips

Best Short Documentary
Something to eat, a place to sleep & someone who gives a damn by Les Merson

Best Animated Short
The Veiled Commodity by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung

First Time Director Award
600 by James Z. Feng

Student Director Award
Eiko by Christoph Kuschnig

Best Surf/Skate Video
Life As A Movie by Mia Miyama

Audience Choice Award
The Snake by Eric Kutner and Adam Goldstein


Screening Schedule

2009 Program PDF

Listen to the Co-Director Gabriel Radio Interviewed for 89.7FM July 10, 2009

Filmmaker and Screening Highlights


Please note: film tickets are NOW ON SALE! To buy tickets please visit http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/Search.action?query=FROZEN+FILM+FEST&x=9&y=6.
Seating is limited so please purchase early.

Friday, July 10th

5:00pm
1906 

1906 Earthquake Documentary- 1906: A City And It's People - the only feature Documentary ever made about the 1906 earthquake and fires. Filmed over a three year period, following the lives of the survivors, including coverage of the 100th Commemoration. Plays: Friday July 10th, 5:00pm at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit: http://1906centennial.org.

6:25pm

alcatraz 

Alcatraz Documentary- A Criminal Reunion - Calling All Cons! With the 70th Anniversary of Alcatraz Penitentiary fast approaching, National Park Service Ranger John Cantwell is inviting every known ex-Alcatraz inmate – and their former cell-house guards – back to the Rock for an 'Alcatraz Alumni Gathering.' Against the backdrop of these colorful characters and their imminent rendezvous, ALCATRAZ REUNION traces the history of the iconic island, and its mysterious transformation from notorious prison to tourist mecca. Plays: Friday July 10th, 6:25pm at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit: http://www.alcatrazfilm.com.

7:50pm

best surf

Best Surf and Skate Film of 2009 - Life As A Movie. See what happens when the world’s best board-riders get together in and out of their elements and experience each others sport. Featuring Benji Weatherley, Jack Johnson, Todd Richards,Tony Hawk, Jake Burton, Shane Dorian, and many more.  Plays: 7:50pm Fri. July 10th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit: http://www.lifeasamovie.com.

9:00pm

the snake

The Snake, the funniest movie about dating a bulimic... possibly ever. The Snake is a homegrown indie about an inveterate womanizer in a post-feminist world, complete with a cameo by a screaming Margaret Cho.  Plays: Friday July 10th, 9:00pm at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit: http://www.thesnakemovie.com

10:30pm

best animated 

2009 Best Animated Shorts - Featuring prior Sundance winner Don Hertzfeldt’s new animated film  I AM SO PROUD OF YOU: THE EXISTENTIAL LIFE OF A STICK FIGURE” and 16 other amazing short animated films. Plays: Friday July 10th, 10:30pm at the
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

2009 Best Animated Short Line Up:
I Am So Proud Of You - by Don Hertzfeldt
F*** THAT - by Gian Klainguti
Opinion Poem - by Suzy Maier
The Veiled Commodity - by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung
Fridge Tales – by Ari Rubin & Tamar Feinkind
The Cave: An Adaption of Plato's Allegory In Clay – by Timothy Schultz
The Sunlit Blanket – by Suzy Maier
MILBE (MITE) – by Karl Tebbe
Parental Guidance – by James Higuchi
With Delicate Risk – by Diane Webster
War Is My Destiny – by Jordan Held
The Fence Underneath US – by Steven Bednar
On Homeostasis – by Matt Boman
Night of Light - Roxi Khan
Looking Thru the B-Sides – by Saiman Chow and Sean Dougherty.
Skylight – by David Bass
Viola- The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant – by Shih-Ting Hung
Toilet Bowl – by Chris Wagner

Saturday, July 11th

12:00pm

best experimental 

Best Experimental Short Films of 2009. Use of film as a canvas.  These amazing visual and artistic aesthetic short films from changing faces of celebrities, night lights, and the imaginative world of the Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant. Plays: 12:00pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

Line up-
Mugs – by Ronnie Cramer
Night Light – by B.E.F. Oakes
alt_view – by Kent Sparling
Blue Tide, Black Water - by Eve Gordon
Keep The Home Fires Burning – by Ryan O'Toole
Viola- The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant – by Shih-Ting Hung

12:45pm

israel palestine 

Israel & Palestine Conflict Documentaries- Peace It Together Film (Empowering Youth to Promote Peace Through Dialogue Filmmaking, and Multimedia)- films from the “Peace it Together” program that brought Israeli, Palestinian and Canadian teen agers together to make dramatic, documentary or animated short films about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Screens with Voices From Inside - a documentary based upon interviews with 16 Jewish Israeli voices of conscience.  Each representing a different facet within the peace movement there, the film traces Zionism from its beginnings to the reality that exists today, with brutal honesty.  Plays: 12:45pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on these films visit: http://www.peaceittogether.ca, and www.voicesfrominside.net.

2:40pm

best dramati short 

Best Dramatic Short Films of 2009. Dramatic short films from China, the US and beyond about love, life, lust and hate-mail. Plays: 2:40pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

Line Up
Socarratt – by David Moreno
Narenjak – by Mark-Alexander Hartwin
Eiko – by Christoph Kuschnig
600 – by James Z. Feng
Fall – by Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Hatemail – by Frazer Churchill
Yanling's Oranges – by Connie Yen

4:15pm

 best short doc.

Best Short Docs 2009- Iguanas, Homelessness, & A Dirty Room.  A collection of short documentaries that feature environmental movements to protect iguanas, a Leonard Cohen project to protect homeless people in Canada, a history of camouflage in the fashion industry, and a blind Sherriff in the south.  If you love documentary films, these will floor you.   Plays: 4:15pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

Line Up:
Entropy and Me – by Car Nazzal
Imitating Life – by Kelcey Edwards
Arch's Iguanas – by Steve Gatlin
The Sheriff - Jeff M. Giordano
Keith – by Evan Stroum
Something to eat, a place to sleep & someone who gives a damn – by Les Merson

6:05pm

 zen-bud

Zen Buddhism in Prison? A Documentary - The Dhamma Brothers-  This extraordinary movie is moving and life changing, according to Richard Gere.  BROTHERS documents the extraordinary convergence of an overcrowded, understaffed maximum-security prison -- considered the end of the line in the Alabama correctional system -- and an ancient meditation program.  East meets West in the Deep South. Plays: 6:05pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit: http://www.dhammabrothers.com.

7:30pm

 best spanish

Best Spanish Short Films of 2009. A wonderful collection of dramatic and comedic exceptional short films from Spain. Subtitled in English. Plays: 7:30pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

Line Up:
Socarratt - by David Moreno
Porque Hay Coras Que Nunca Se Olvidan- by Lucas Figueroa
Boletos Por Favor - by Lucas Figueroa
El Hilo De Oro- by Diego Sanchidrian Rubio
Made In Japan – by Ciro Altabas

8:40pm

best comedic 

Music Documentaries - The Silence in Between & Where You From -
What is 'the Funk'? behind P-Funk? If you'd wondered that, find out with a group who went on tour in Europe last summer with dr. Funkenstein himself, George Clinton. Together with his legendary band Parliament Funkadelic.

franco

Screens with Where You From, a rap documentary that Features a series of white rappers, with their struggle to be accepted by the hip hop community, and their personal, raceless experience of hip-hop. Thought you knew it all about hip-hop? Think again.

Plays: 8:40pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA. For more information on this film visit www.whereyoufromfilm.com.

10:35pm

 spam job

Best Comedic Short Films of 2009. Funny films about clones, death, lollipop men, and the cheapest man in the room. Plays: 10:35pm Sat. July 11th at the Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, SF, CA.

Line Up:
The Cheapest Man In The Room – by V.K. Shah
Clones Gone Wild – by Gary Weeks
The Spam Job – by Padraic Culham
Lollipop Man – by Matthew Holt
Sisyphus – by Robyn Simms
End Zone – by Rob Cunningham
Made In Japan – by Ciro Altabas

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