The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival: Dedicated to creating avenues for independent filmmakers.

Fourteenth Annual International Film Festival

Coming July 8 - 11, 2020

 

Our Mission

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SFFFF) is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006 that is dedicated to creating avenues for independent filmmakers, youth, filmmakers of conscience, and artists from underserved communities to come together and exhibit their work to the widest possible audience.

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is held every summer in the heart of the Mission & Union Square district in San Francisco. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into the festival are invited to come to the city by the bay in the dead of summer to screen and discuss their work.

In addition to our annual international film festival, the SFFFF Youth Program is specifically focused on demonstrating to underserved youth that existing pathways do exist to help them find a career in the film arts. SFFFF holds annual music and art performances, as well as youth programming and awards presentations..

Predating the Disney movie, we take our name from San Francisco’s infamous chilly summers, which prompted many to attribute to Mark Twain the quote: “The coldest winter I ever spent was my summer in San Francisco.” We were Movie Make Magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World award, and our name matches our commitment to cutting edge work, with an emphasis on the super chill variety.

Our Film Festival & Purpose

From our opening night gala featuring local musicians, local performers and local fine artists, to cutting edge student work, the Frozen Film Festival is helping to lead the film industry through an independent grass roots movement. Creative thinking and raw talent will rise if given a chance.

With the abundance of filmmakers in the world, but a relative lack of screening opportunities, we are proud to feature a selection of international and domestic films that will bring filmmakers from around the world to San Francisco to celebrate the power of cinema and art.

In addition to our annual international film festival, the SFFFF Youth Program is specifically focused on demonstrating to underserved youth that existing pathways do exist to help them find a career in the film arts. SFFFF holds annual music and art performances, as well as youth programming and awards presentations.

We aim to create a lasting and sustainable Film Network exhibiting films made by people without an overflowing Rolodex and 3-picture deal.