A wonderful stop-motion animation by Brussles-based filmmaker Soetkin Verstegen. Made with puppets and ice, “Freeze Frame” captures a tedious yet poetic ritual of preservation and revival:

“[T]he 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, Writer, 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


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