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.
VOICES IN FILM YOUTH FORUM KICKOFF EVENT
Monday April 10, 2023 | 1 PM
Aspen District Theatre | 199 High School Rd, Aspen
To launch this year’s inaugural Voices in Film Youth Forum, the week kicks off with a special in-school event at the Aspen District Theatre featuring a selection of this year’s festival films. The interactive program is hosted by youth with a filmmaker Q+A following the films. The event is broadcast live so that students and teachers who cannot attend in person may participate remotelyLearn More
SF23 OPENING RECEPTION: Members, Passholders, Filmmakers, Jury + Industry Guests
Tuesday April 11, 2023 | 5 PM
Public House | 328 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
We’ll gather for libations and nibbles at the Public House restaurant, which is directly adjacent to the Wheeler Opera House’s front entrance and housed by one of Aspen’s oldest and most notable buildings.Learn More
Tuesday April 11, 2023 | 7 PM
Wheeler Opera House | 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen
11 programs, 79 short films, 33 countries, 74 premieres! Shortsfest is Oscar®-qualifying and showcases emerging filmmakers from across the globe. Expect each program to contain a variety of shorts, from comedies to dramas and documentaries.Learn More
Why We Do What We Do
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.
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.
Named “one of the coolest festivals in 2022” by MovieMaker magazine, Shortsfest takes place each spring. We feature some of the most groundbreaking filmmaking from around the world, showcasing short films that range from comedy to drama, documentary to experimental. Filmmakers are invited to present their films in an intimate and interactive setting.
INDEPENDENT BY NATURE?
In 32 seconds, show us how you are Independent by Nature! The way you express yourself as independent and free — how you move, what you think, how you feel. All ages are welcome to submit for the chance to win incredible prizes!
More Than Film
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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.
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.
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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (FULL TIME)
Mar 3, 2023
Development Director Aspen Film’s Development Director, in collaboration with the executive team and board, will support the Aspen Film Isis Theatre Capital Campaign, as well as be responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s other development fundraising initiatives. These efforts include: overseeing annual campaigns, grants, donor cultivation activities and financial partnerships. This is a high […]Read More
Aspen Film’s Independent By Nature :32 Video Challenge
Mar 2, 2023
Aspen Film’s Independent By Nature :32 Video Challenge Submissions open March 2 – April 2 Voting April 10 – 16 | Winners announced April 16 All ages may submit —Free online GRAND PRIZE FOR FIRST PLACE WINS – CANON M50MKII Camera Kit + THINK TANK SpeedTop 15 shoulder bag In 32 seconds, show us how […]Read More
OFFICE + OPERATIONS ADMIN (FULL TIME)
Feb 6, 2023
Office + Operations Admin This role is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of Aspen Film’s daily office operations and administration, in addition to providing basic support to Aspen Film’s Board of Directors, operations at the Isis Theatre, and the Isis Condominium HOA. Primary duties to include: Maintaining all office systems (mail, email, phones, […]Read More