Shortsfest was voted one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee in 2018” by MovieMaker Magazine!
Aspen Shortsfest, an Oscar®-qualifying festival, is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. The 2020 event will take place from March 31-April 5 in the heart of Aspen at the historic Wheeler Opera House, and April 4 & 5 at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The five Oscar®-qualifying categories include Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama and Short Short. Recent Shortsfest Oscar® success stories include, BROTHERHOOD (2019), nominated for Best Live Action Short Film; NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB (2019), nominated for Best Live Action Short Film; LIFE OVERTAKES ME (2019) nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject; SISTER (2019), Best Animated Short Film; FAUVE (2018), nominated for Best Live Action Short Film; WEEKENDS (2018) and ONE SMALL STEP (2019), nominated for Best Animated Short Film, and BEAR STORY (Chile), winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar® in 2016.