Soetkin Verstegen


I’m a Belgian filmmaker, working as a freelance animator, set decorator and prop maker for stopmotion series and short films.

I also make short animated films with children. At the ‘Anidox Residency’ in Denmark I made ‘Mr Sand’: an animated documentary about the dangers of early cinema.

At the Saari Residence, I want to take up the challenge of animating ice.

The snow covered world and nearby frozen sea will inspire me to do the visual resarch for a short experimental film called ‘Freeze frame’.

The film invites you to a subzero slumberland, where time passes differently and things captured in ice get reanimated.

When we take pictures, we freeze time and try to preserve things for eternal life. But even images are fragile.

Old celluloid starts to decay, like melting ice.