Freeze Frame
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    Freeze Frame

    Directed by

    Belgium, Germany, Finland

    2019

    5 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation

    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. In this stop-motion film, identical figures try to perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside the blocks.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize - Clermont-Ferrand SFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Soetkin Verstegen
    Editing
    Soetkin Verstegen
    Production
    SOETKIN VERSTEGEN
    Soetkin Verstegen

    Soetkin Verstegen

    Belgium

    Born in 1982, Belgium. Verstegen studied audiovisual arts and scriptwriting at Sint-Lukas Brussel, Belgium, LUCA School of Arts, alongside Cultural Studies at University of Leuven, Belgium, and Stop-motion Animation at the Bristol School of Animation of the University of the West of England, UK. While living in Portugal, Berlin and Belgium, she worked as a freelance animator, puppet maker and set builder on stop-motion productions for television and film. In 2015 she received the Anidox:Residency, a one year program for the production of hybrid animated documentary films, at The Animation Workshop of VIA University in Denmark. Her short MR.SAND (2016), was selected for over sixty film festivals, and received several awards. Her latest work is the short FREEZE FRAME (2019), which was presented at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2020 and took home the Special Jury Prize (Lab Competition).

    Selected Filmography