Antarctica: A Year On Ice

“Sublime! Rhapsodic!” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Antarctica: A Year On Ice

Antarctica: A Year On Ice

About the Film

ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced. Using specially modified cameras and spectacular time-lapse photography, filmmaker Anthony Powell captures the splendor of the region like no film before. ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE gives testament to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.

Website: http://frozensouth.com 

Director: Anthony Powell

Reactions

“Sublime! Rhapsodic!” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Breathtaking! Astounding! Entertaining and enlightening.” - Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

“Dazzling.” - Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

“Fascinating.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Extraordinary! Reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world.” - Peter Calder, The New Zealand Herald

“Quirky, fascinating.” - Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

“Fascinating...dazzling arctic vistas and otherworldly sights...vividly depicts a way of life that most of us, fortunately or not, will never get to experience.” - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“Spectacular. Breathtaking visuals, heart-tugging stories. Visual feast that gives you the most tangible impression of Antarctica possible.” - Bas Macdonald, Critic Culture

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best International Documentary
  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best First Film, Documentary
  • Winner! Bel Air Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary
  • Winner! Breckenridge Festival of Film 2013 - Audience Award
  • Winner! New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2013 - Best Documentary Cinematography
  • Anchorage International Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary 2nd place

Cast & Crew

Crew

Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Anthony Powell
Executive Producer: Anthony Biello
Consulting Producer: Costa Botes
Sound Design: Tim Prebble
Dialogue Editor: Chris Todd
Editor & Story Editor: Simon Price
Music: Plan 9

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: New Zealand
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 32m
Screen Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: 5.1 surround
Color: Yes

Theaters

New York
New York
11/28/14
San Jose
California
11/28/14
San Rafael
California
11/28/14
Minneapolis
Minnesota
11/28/14
11/28/14
11/28/14
11/28/14
San Francisco
California
11/28/14
Los Angeles
California
11/28/14
12/5/14
Palm Desert
California
12/5/14
Chicago
Illinois
12/5/14
Portland
Oregon
12/5/14
Gainesville
Florida
12/5/14
Scottsdale
Arizona
12/5/14
Boston
Massachusetts
12/5/14
Encino
California
12/5/14
Pasadena
California
12/5/14
Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
12/5/14
Arlington
Virginia
12/12/14
Fairfax
Virginia
12/12/14
Missoula
Montana
12/12/14
Monterey
California
12/12/14
12/12/14
Toronto
Canada/Ontario
12/12/14
Santa Cruz
California
12/12/14
12/12/14
SAN FRANCISCO
California
12/12/14
Atlanta
Georgia
12/12/14
Denver
Colorado
12/12/14
Boca Raton
Florida
12/12/14
Camas
Washington
12/12/14
Coral Gables
Florida
12/12/14
Columbus
Ohio
12/12/14
Irvine
California
12/12/14
Fort Worth
Texas
12/19/14
Boulder
Colorado
12/19/14
12/19/14
Santa Fe
New Mexico
12/19/14
Winston Salem
North Carolina
12/19/14
Detroit
Michigan
12/26/14
Olympia
Washington
12/26/14
1/2/15
1/9/15
Anchorage
Alaska
1/13/15
Hanover
New Hampshire
1/24/15

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best International Documentary
  • Winner! Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - Best First Film, Documentary
  • Winner! Bel Air Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary
  • Winner! Breckenridge Festival of Film 2013 - Audience Award
  • Winner! New Zealand Film and TV Awards 2013 - Best Documentary Cinematography
  • Anchorage International Film Festival 2013 - Best Documentary 2nd place

Reactions

“Sublime! Rhapsodic!” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Breathtaking! Astounding! Entertaining and enlightening.” - Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

“Dazzling.” - Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

“Fascinating.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Extraordinary! Reinvigorates our sense of wonder about the natural world.” - Peter Calder, The New Zealand Herald

“Quirky, fascinating.” - Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

“Fascinating...dazzling arctic vistas and otherworldly sights...vividly depicts a way of life that most of us, fortunately or not, will never get to experience.” - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“Spectacular. Breathtaking visuals, heart-tugging stories. Visual feast that gives you the most tangible impression of Antarctica possible.” - Bas Macdonald, Critic Culture

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