Soetkin Verstegen Animates Stop-Motion Ice in “Freeze Frame” Short Film

Brussels-based animator Soetkin Verstegen calls her attempt to use ice for a stop-motion film “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.”
 
"Freeze Frame" Short Film by Soetkin Verstegen | STASH MAGAZINE

"Freeze Frame" Short Film by Soetkin Verstegen | STASH MAGAZINE

"Freeze Frame" Short Film by Soetkin Verstegen | STASH MAGAZINE

"Freeze Frame" Short Film by Soetkin Verstegen | STASH MAGAZINE

"Freeze Frame" Short Film by Soetkin Verstegen | STASH MAGAZINE

Director/animator: Soetkin Verstegen
Sound: Andrea Martignoni, Michał Krajczok

With the support of:
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
Saari Residency – Kone Foundation, Finland
Atelier 105 residency – Light Cone, France

Awards:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, 2020 – Special Jury Prize Lab
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2020 – Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France 2020 – Jury Distinction
Fantoche International Animation Festival, Switzerland, 2020 – High Risk Award
Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, 2020 – Golden Zagreb Award
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Noway, 2020 – Grand Prix
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia, 2020 – Grand Prix
Monstra Animation Festival, Portugal, 2020 – Grand Prix
Warsaw International Animation Festival, Poland, 2020 – Grand Prix
Golden Kuker Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020 – Grand Prix
Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia, 2020 – Grand Prix
Black Maria Film Festival, USA, 2020 – Best Animation
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Germany, 2020 – Best Animation
Animakom Bilbao, Spain, 2020 – Jury’s Special Award
Filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany, 2020 – Innovationspreis
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Canada, 2020 – Best Animated Short Film
Shorts that are not pants, Canada, 2020 – Best Animated Short
GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation, Canada, 2020 – Honorable Mention for the Jury Award for Best International Short Film
Stop Trik International Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 – Special mention
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2020 – Special mention
Etiuda&Anima, Poland, 2020 – Special mention
Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival, 2020 – Special mention

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