Ice Ice Baby

6 films in this block (60 minutes)

Ice Ice Baby

Yo, VIP! Let’s #freshcoast it! Chill out with some cool films featuring a slew of ice related activites: Ice fishing (“Northern Exposure”), skating (“Wild Ice), ice climbing (“Rising Up” and “Brighter Night”), and even hockey (“Clark Park”). Also, trucker hats (“Hat Auction”) are encouraged.


The Films

Hat Auction

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Nick Nummerdor & Andrew J. Morgan

Every year in the small town of Irons, MI snowmobile enthusiasts gather at the Oak Grove Tavern for a unique and quirky “hat auction”; an event that is held to fund the grooming of local ORV trails.

Northern Exposure: Fishing with the Women Ice Angler Project

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 10 min
  • Director Kevin Warwick

Every winter the Women Ice Angler Project gathers for a long weekend of fishing on frozen lakes in numbing temperatures. Though the conditions are far from glamorous, each member of the Project savors her time on the ice. Not only does she get to fish alongside friends, she gets to contribute to a narrative that focuses on females excelling in the sport.

Clark Park

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 34 min
  • Director Troy Anderson

Detroit is known as Hockeytown. When the city had to close many of its recreation centers in the early 1990’s the once abundant outdoor ice rinks disappeared with them. Except for one. Clark Park is the story of the Southwest Detroit community that saved a rink, helped stabilize a neighborhood, and gives inner city youth the opportunity to play the game of hockey. This short documentary with a runtime of 34 minutes is told through the perspectives of seven southwest Detroiters ranging from 12 to 87 years of age.

Wild Ice: Backcountry Skating Alaska

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Paxson Woelber

Filmed in south-central and southeast Alaska over the course of two winters, “Wild Ice” features members of Alaska’s backcountry skating community including nordic bladers, hockey players, and figure skaters as they hunt for wild ice on rivers, lakes, or glacial lagoons, or in caves.

Rising Up

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Dietrich Ludwig

Ice climbing was previously a male dominated sport. Now women are rising up to the challenge and making their own headway in the sport. Anissa and Nicky have just begun partaking in ice climbing and both have felt the intimidation with the presence of the opposite sex.

Brighter Night

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Jordan Halland

A dash of spelunking. A pinch of ice climbing. A sprinkle of semi-psychedelic light show. This brief recipe is just right for a short feast.