San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Event has passed (Wed Jul 19, 2017 - Sun Jul 23, 2017)
Roxie Theater
Film / Television


San Francisco, California- July 19-23, 2017: For the eleventh consecutive year, the nonprofit San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is bringing the Best of 2017 films to the Bay Area! The festival is sure to make waves as many accomplished filmmakers enchant viewers with their creative masterpieces.

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 and in SF's landmark indy entertainment venue PianoFight. 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. This year's festival introduces many youth, student, and first-time directors and inspirational new talent from around the world.

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 film festival runs July 19-23, with the films screening the 19th and 21st at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, and the 22nd-23rd at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street. Opening night festivities begin on the 19th at PianoFight from 7-11pm. The mixer is open to the public, and all are welcome to come eat, drink, and enjoy the performances of a variety of local musicians and performers 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.

RSVP to the Opening Night Party at PianoFight here:, and to the International
Shorts screening later that night here:

The feature film for the 2017 festival is the fascinating documentary, The Incomparable Rose Hartman. Directed by Otis Mass, the film follows the legend and legacy of photographer Rose Hartman, so-called the "Tasmanian Devil" of photography by The New York Times and known for her iconic shots of Studio 54 and New York's fashion and nightlife. The documentary captures Rose's life, work, and influence through a range of interviews with fashion designers, artists, and Rose herself. The Incomparable Rose Hartman is a must see for all Frozen Film Festival attendees.

Other collections include experimental films, animations, and short documentaries.

Tickets are $13 per individual showing and $20 per all inclusive showing pass.
Purchase PianoFight tickets here:

Purchase Roxie tickets here:

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that recognizes and promotes independent local and international filmmakers. Celebrating 11 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

Dates and Showtimes:

Wednesday, July 19, PianoFight (144 Taylor St, SF)
Opening Night Mixer, 7-11pm
Best International Shorts, 9:30pm

Thursday, July 20, TBA

Friday, July 21, PianoFight (144 Taylor St, SF)
Feature Documentary: The Incomparable Rose Hartman, 9:30pm
Followed by Dramatic Short Films: One Word, Titan

Saturday, July 22, Roxie Theater (3117 16th St. SF)
Best Local Films of 2017, 2:45pm
Best Dramatic Short Films of 2017, Part 1, 5:00pm
Best Documentary Short Films of 2017, 7:10pm
Best Comedic Short Films of 2017, 9:05pm
Best Animated Short Films of 2017, 10:25pm

Sunday, July 23, Roxie Theater (3117 16th St. SF)
Best Experimental Films and Music Videos of 2017, 1:00pm
Best Surf and Skate Films of 2017, 3:25pm
Best Dramatic Short Films of 2017, Part 2, 4:25pm


  1. Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. PianoFight 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA