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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
LGBTQ+ Film
Feature Documentary
Short Documentary
Feature Animation
Short Animation
Sci-fi/Horror
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.

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  • Being a part of SFFFF with Metro6 meant a lot to me.

    It's been a tough year with covid, and a lot of festivals have shifted dates continually. SFFFF took a stand, and made the festival happen virtually. To the indie film community it's huge to know that our work is getting out there.

    In that regard SF Frozen put film makers first. It's not unnoticed.

    August 2020
  • Fu Yang

    I enjoy the program, selections, Q&A session and networking every time! Thanks for having 'TellTale' to be part of SFFFF 2020's event!

    July 2020
  • I've been in lots of festivals, but this festival is different, they are sweet! caring! and super kind! really good experience and I've won the "The Best student director" award. hope to see you again you lovely creatures :)

    July 2020
  • YuHui Yang

    Absolutely loved the films the festival has assembled!

    July 2020
  • Ruxandra Mitache

    I'm glad there are festivals like this. Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year, I will apply again in the future to this festival, I recommend this festival!

    December 2019