AWARDS

On April 6, 2020, Aspen Film announced its award winners for the 29th Aspen Shortsfest, which ran from March 31-April 5, 2020 in a first ever innovative and cutting-edge virtual version.

The Jury recognized films with the following Oscar®-Qualifying awards:

BEST DRAMA: Bablinga

BEST DRAMA: Bablinga

BABLINGA, directed by Fabien Dao (France)

BEST COMEDY: Postcards From the End of the World

BEST COMEDY: Postcards From the End of the World

POSTCARDS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD, directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece)

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY: A YOUTH

BEST DOCUMENTARY: A YOUTH

A YOUTH, directed by Giorgio Bosisio (UK, Italy, Greece)

 

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM: AND THEN THE BEAR

BEST ANIMATED FILM: AND THEN THE BEAR

AND THEN THE BEAR, directed by Agnes Patron (France)

 

 

BEST SHORT SHORT: SOMETHING TO REMEMBER

BEST SHORT SHORT: SOMETHING TO REMEMBER

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

 

 

Special Mention for Drama: I’LL END UP IN JAIL (Canada), directed by Alexandre Dostie

Special Mention for Comedy: MARCY LEARNS SOMETHING NEW (USA), directed by Julia Kennelly

Special Mention for Documentary: THE STARR SISTERS (USA), directed by Bridey Elliott, Beth Einhorn

Special Mention for Animation: BAG (USA), directed by Robin Frohardt

Special Mention for Short Short: ASMAHAN THE DIVA (France), directed by Chloé Mazlo

ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS

BEST STUDENT SHORT: HEADING SOUTH

BEST STUDENT SHORT: HEADING SOUTH

HEADING SOUTH, directed by Yuan Yuan (China, USA)

 

 

Special student mention: NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE (Canada), directed by Carol Nguyen

AUDIENCE AWARD

AUDIENCE AWARD: FLOWER PUNK

AUDIENCE AWARD: FLOWER PUNK

FLOWER PUNK, directed by Alison Klayman (Japan)

 

 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

VIMEO STAFF PICK: BYE BYE, BODY

VIMEO STAFF PICK: BYE BYE, BODY

BYE BYE, BODY, directed by Charlotte Benbeniste (USA)

THE ELLEN AWARD: BAG

THE ELLEN AWARD: BAG

BAG, directed by Robin Frohardt (USA)

 

YOUTH JURY AWARD: THE MANCHADOR

YOUTH JURY AWARD: THE MANCHADOR

THE MANCHADOR, directed by Kaveh Therani (Norway, Germany)