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Why We Do What We Do

Film festivals are the most highly anticipated offerings from Aspen Film, three signature events presented annually throughout the community. Our festivals showcase feature-length and short-form films from around the globe that highlight unique, compelling, and diverse stories.


Our fall festival focuses on feature films from around the world, films that have premiered at the Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, New York, and Tribeca film festivals, giving our Aspen audience a first-look at some of this year’s hottest cinema.

Academy Screenings

Our winter festival is dedicated to showcasing hopeful awards season contenders. During the dynamic holiday season in Aspen, audiences have the chance to watch these incredible films in the historic Wheeler Opera House.


Shortsfest was named “one of the coolest festivals in the world in 2022” by MovieMaker magazine. The festival takes place each spring and features groundbreaking filmmaking from around the globe, showcasing shorts that range from comedy to drama, documentary to experimental. Filmmakers are invited to present their films in an intimate and interactive setting.

More Than Film

become a member

As a member at Aspen Film, you’ll be a part of a world renowned film society and presenting arts organization. Membership at Aspen Film offers a range of benefits and offers such as exclusive sneak previews and VIP events. We also bolster the strongest movie-loving community in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Film Matters

Message from the Executive + Artistic Director

Film is a democratizing medium. It is also a resilient and powerful artform that can convey truth, wisdom, and emotion. As the world continues to change in unexpected ways, we hope that people look to film as a tool to understand our diverse realities and experiences. Our goal is to amplify voices and share stories.  Aspen Film programs films with the intention of breaking barriers, building communities, and giving voice to experience. Show your support for global cinema by joining our vibrant community of members or by coming to any of our year-round programming.

In the news

Mountain Mayhem: Filmfest x 44

Oct 6, 2023

Aspen Film ushered in autumn from Sept. 19-24 with the 44th annual Filmfest. Comprising just 16 invited films — many of which premiered at world-renowned festivals including Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and Telluride — the festival took place exclusively at the Aspen Film Isis Theatre, celebrating the first full festival in the theater since 1986. “This is […]

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Aspen Film’s Youth Culture

Sep 25, 2023

A forward-thinking Colorado-based arts organization, Aspen Film prides itself on its inclusive and accessible youth-oriented filmmaking initiatives. One of its year-round programs, FilmEducates, has been making an impact for over 20 years, and is critical to the mission and purpose of the larger organization. Aspen FilmEducates supports students in the art of “storytelling through visual […]

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Buzzworthy movies pack the lineup of 44th Aspen Filmfest

Sep 19, 2023

The 44th annual Aspen Filmfest opens tonight, kicking off a week of thought-provoking movies curated by Aspen Film at the Isis Theatre. The first screenings of the festival include a documentary, “The Mission,” about a missionary’s news-making death on a remote island, and “She Came to Me,” a star-studded comedy about several quirky relationships. Between […]

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