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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
Short Film
Feature Documentary
Short Documentary
Feature Animation
Short Animation
Music Videos
Music Documentary
Environmental Film
Virtual Reality

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
  • Was not able to attend festival, though the programming looked really interesting, and all communication with the staff was very positive and inclusive.

    July 2017
  • Robert Misovic

    Great programmers, tight curation, awesome venue. Totally recommend submissions to any filmmaker. The Roxie is the oldest running theater in the U.S and the staff of this festival are super responsive and accommodating.

    July 2017
  • Susan Whigham

    I love love love this festival. Their films selection is always wonderful and thought-provoking, their staff is easy to work with and good about responding to communication. They do a lot of community outreach stuff which I love. Highly recommend this festival!

    October 2016
  • Josephine Massarella

    This is an excellent festival. The staff is great, very helpful, and responsive to inquiries. Screenings take place at the historic Roxie Theater in the mission district of San Francisco.

    July 2016