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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 district in San Francisco at the Roxie Theatre. 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.

Festival Awards winners in the following categories:

Skate/Surf Film
Feature Film
Filmstock Film
Dramatic Short Film
Comedic Short Film
Feature Documentary
Short Documentary
Feature Animation
Short Animation
Music Videos
Music Documentary
Environmental Film
International Film
Student Director
First Time Director
Virtual Reality
Video Game (Footage & Themed)
Experimental Film

Applicants agree that 'Frozen Film Festival' reserves the right to choose all films to be shown and awarded prizes. By Submitting to Frozen Film Festival, you agree to have your film shown during the festival dates, and to have your film promoted in accordance with the rules. You agree that you are in possession of all rights to images, likenesses, and music in your film. Your fee paid to Frozen Film Festival is in consideration of acceptance to the festival, and you are not selling any rights to your film, and Frozen Film Festival does not own any permanent rights to your film. Frozen Film Festival has the right to use images from your film on its website and in promotional materials for the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Samuel Player

    A fantastic festival to be a part of - engaging and great communication with the team. Really grateful to have been a part of one of your panels!

    August 2021
  • Johnny Gonzales

    Amazing film festival with great communication. All the films were exceptional and looking forward to submitting again in the near future.

    July 2021
  • Excellent festival across the board, from communication to handling the difficulties of an online fest. Big fan of the films and the festival's ethos!

    July 2021
  • I truly thank the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival.
    My short film THE RECESS won the Best Dramatic Short Film award at the 15th edition (2021), THANK YOU.
    It really was a true honor.

    July 2021
  • Joe Solomon

    Great experience at SFFFF. Really responsive and keen to share filmmakers thoughts and promote our work.

    July 2021