Freeze frame

film type animated film, experimental film Production Country Belgium, Germany production year 2019 runtime 5'00 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Digital
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Stereo

Freeze frame: The most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

director Soetkin Verstegen Animation Soetkin Verstegen Drehbuch / Script Soetkin Verstegen Tongestaltung / Sound Design Andrea Martignoni, Michal Krajczok
2019 Black Maria Film Festival, Hoboken, USA (Best Animation)
2019 StopTrik International Film Festival, Maribor, Slovenia (Special Mention)
2019 Animateka - International Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, USA
2019 Feinaki - Beijing Animation Week, China
2019 Autrans Mountain Film Festival, France
2019 Kolkata International Film Festival, India
2019 Piccolo Festival Animazione, Pordenone, Italy
2019 Anima - Brussels Animation Film Festival, Belgium
2019 International Film Festival ZOOM - ZBLIZENIA, Jelenia Góra, Poland
2020 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France (Special Jury Prize Lab Competition)
2020 MONSTRA Lisboa Animated Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (Grand Prix)
2020 Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS), Germany
2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France
2020 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
2020 Fantoche - International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland
2020 SICAF - Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Korea (Republic of)
2020 Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Films, Croatia
2020 FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival, Dresden, Germany
2020 VIENNA SHORTS, Wien, Austria
2020 Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Germany (Best Animation)
2020 ANIMAC - International Animation Film Festival, Lleida, Spain
2020 dotdotdot Open Air Kurzfilmfestival, Wien, Austria
2020 BuSho International Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA
2020 GLAS Animation Festival, Berkeley, USA
2020 Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2020 mo&friese Kinder Kurzfilm Festival, Hamburg, Germany
2020 Tranås At the Fringe International Arts Festival, Sweden
2020 Roanne International Animation Short Film Festival, France
2020 Uruguay International Film Festival, Montevideo
2020 Revolutions per Minute Festival, Boston, USA
2020 Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Chapel Hill, USA
2020 FICAM Meknes, Morocco
2020 ATHENS ANIMFEST, Athens, Greece
2020 Rencontres Cinéma-Nature, Dompierre-sur-Besbre, France
2020 Cardiff Animation Festival, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2020 Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, USA
2020 ANIMOCJE Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2020 Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy
2020 Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Canada
2020 CHILEMONOS International Animation Festival, Las Condes Santiago, Chile
2020 The Quarantaine Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
2020 Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia
2020 Festival Ecrã of Audiovisual Experimentations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Soetkin Verstegen

Is an independent filmmaker and animator from Brussels;
was a resident at artist-in-labs at the ZHdK in Switzeland, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Saari residency in Finland and AniDox:Residency in Denmark

2016 Mr Sand