2021 Aspen Shortsfest Awards Presentation & Award Winning Films Program

 

Celebrating three decades of shorts, the 30th Aspen Shortsfest is Oscar®-qualifying in the three categories of animation, documentary and live-action narrative film. This year’s Shortsfest features filmmakers exploring unique and timely themes in the festival’s five categories: Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama and Short Short. The 2021 slate of films features 6 world premieres, 3 international premieres, 7 North American premieres and 15 U.S. premieres from filmmakers representing 33 countries and 6 continents. Almost 3,000 films were submitted for consideration with 80 selected for this year’s virtual event. 55 films are directed or co-directed by women, accounting for 69% of the program.

THE FILMS

THE FILMS

WATCH THE PROGRAMS

WATCH THE PROGRAMS

TICKETS + PASSES

TICKETS + PASSES

HOW TO FEST

HOW TO FEST

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM GUIDE + AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM GUIDE + AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL GUESTS

SPECIAL GUESTS

SPONSORS | GRANTORS | PARTNERS

SPONSORS | GRANTORS | PARTNERS

SHORTSFEST :30 & UNDER CHALLENGE

SHORTSFEST :30 & UNDER CHALLENGE

SHORTSFEST CODE OF CONDUCT

SHORTSFEST CODE OF CONDUCT

FAQs

FAQs

AWARD WINNERS

AWARD WINNERS