Aspen Shortsfest 2021

April 6-11, 2021

Shortsfest was voted one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee in 2018” by MovieMaker Magazine!

 

Aspen Shortsfest is an Oscar®-qualifying film festival recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America. Each April enthusiastic audiences, filmmakers and special guests from around the globe gather to participate in public screenings, panels, workshops, and other festivities that spotlight the art and craft of short moviemaking.  Following in the tradition of Oscar® success, in 2020, Shortsfest’s Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva, and Sister by Siqi Song were both nominated for Best Animated Short Film. Additionally, Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur and Nefta Football Club by Yves Piat were nominated for Best Live Action Short Film.

DATES & DEADLINES

 

Opening Date

 

Earlybird Deadline

 

Regular Deadline

 

Late Deadline

 

Notification Date

 

April 6 – 11, 2021 – Event Dates

AWARDS & PRIZES

Best Animation
International Competition Jury Award for animation.

Best Comedy
International Competition Jury Award for comedy.

Best Drama 
International Competition Jury Award for drama.

Best Documentary
International Competition Jury Award for documentary.

Best Short Short
International Competition Jury Award for short short.

Best Student Short
International Competition Jury Award for student short.

The Ellen Award 
Chosen by the Ellen Jury, this award is given to the film that evokes the spirit of Aspen Film’s founder.

Audience Choice Award
Audience Award for best film.

Audience Special Recognition Award

Special Jury Recognition Awards
International Competition Jury awards recognizing outstanding cinematic accomplishment.