Shortsfest 2023

APRIL 10-15, 2023

SHORTSFEST WAS VOTED ONE OF THE “one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2022” 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 festival’s long tradition of Oscar® success, Affairs of the Art by Joanna Quinn became the latest Shortsfest selection to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when it was nominated for Best Animated Short Film in 2022, which followed its jury award in the comedy category at Shortsfest. In 2020, four more Shortsfest selections earned the same honour when Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva and Sister by Siqi Song were nominated for Best Animated Short Film while Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur and Nefta Football Club by Yves Piat competed for Best Live Action Short Film.

 

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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.

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

DATES & DEALINES

July 15, 2022
Opening Date

August 16, 2022
EarlyBird Deadline

October 5, 2022
Regular Deadline

November 28, 2022
Late Deadline

December 5, 2022
Extended Deadline

March 5, 2023
Notification Date

April 10-15, 2023
Event Date