Shortsfest 2018 Special Programming

Every year, Aspen Shortsfest presents several special programming selections, including Shortsfest’s signature “Filmmaker to Filmmaker” conversations, in-depth discussions with filmmakers both established and emerging, breakout sessions, master classes, and exciting panels that give audiences an intimate look into the creative process as well as an overview of the independent short-filmmaking landscape today. Some are open to the public and we encourage festival attendees to partake in these one-of-a-kind experiences.

Filmmaker to Filmmaker Conversations

 

Thursday, April 5 | 12 -1:30PM

Mountain Chalet Aspen  | 333 E Durant Ave, Aspen

 

 

Aspen Film Members and Passholders FREE | General Public $ 20

Lunch provided by The Grateful Deli | $10

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Get a behind -the-scenes view to the creative process as we chat with filmmakers from around the globe during this lunchtime discussion.

FILMMAKER CONVERSATION with Reinaldo Marcus Green

Friday, April 6 | 12-1:30PM

Mountain Chalet Aspen  | 333 E Durant Ave, Aspen

 

Aspen Film Members and Passholders FREE | General Public $ 20

Lunch provided by The Grateful Deli | $10

 

Meet Shortsfest alum Reinaldo Marcus Green whose 2015 short film STOP played in Aspen following its premiere at Sundance that same year.  Green’s recent first feature, MONSTERS & MEN, which adapts sequences from his last short film, received a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding First Feature at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was acquired by NEON for US distribution.  Green will take us through his path from shorts to a feature, discussing his many stops along the way.

OUTSIDE THE FRAME – GETTING YOUR FILM MADE

Panel Discussion

 

Friday, April 6 | 2:00 -3:30PM

Mountain Chalet Aspen  | 333 E Durant Ave, Aspen

 

Aspen Film Members and Passholders FREE | General Public $ 20

 

Interested in knowing how to approach making a short film? Does budget matter? Do you need talent in place first? How will your film make it into the marketplace? We will go in-depth with an agent, a seasoned producer, an independent guild representative and a funder of short-form content to see what specifically it takes to get a project off the ground and into production, and what options look like once completed. And at what stage to start on your next project.

 

Panel Guests Peter Trinh, ICM; Dominic Buchanan, Producer; Eliza Hajek, SAGIndie; Anne Hubbell, Kodak; Mona Panchal, Topic

OUTSIDE THE FRAME – GETTING YOUR FILM SEEN

Panel Discussion

 

Saturday, April 7 | 12 – 1:30PM

Wheeler Opera House  | 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

 

Aspen Film Members and Passholders FREE | General Public $ 20

 

So you have made a short film and now what? Talk to some of the industry’s top professionals dealing with short-form content – from a notable festival programmer, to a financing producer, an online platform and a transactional buyer, we’ll discuss strategy for getting into festivals, getting the right people to see your film at festivals, how to approach distribution, exhibition options, and what to do next.  

 

Panel Guests Sarah Lash, Conde Nast Entertainment; Claudette Godfrey, SXSW; Ina Pira, Vimeo; Jake Hanly, Gunpowder & Sky

 

Sponsored by Vimeo

KODAK’S POINT AND SHOOT

Film Workshops

 

Saturday, April 7 | 2pm – 4pm

Aspen Library  | 120 North Mill Street, Aspen

 

Sunday, April 8 | 10am – 12pm

The Temporary  | 360 Market Street, Basalt

 

 

Space it limited and these workshops are FREE.

 

Join us for a hands-on experience that will change the way you look at film.  During this two hour workshop, you will learn about the history of film, watch shorts shot on film and work with Super 8mm film and a Kodak Super 8 camera.  

 

RSVP to info@aspenfilm.org with the following information:

  • Date you will be attending
  • Number of people attending, their names and their ages
  • Contact phone number for people attending

Many thanks to The Temporary and Pitkin Country Library for hosting us.