By John Wenzel, The Denver Post   Once upon a time, short films outnumbered full-length features at movie theaters. Serials and cartoons preceded prestige dramas, entertained kids and padded out less-substantive fare. They dangled viewers off narrative cliffs, instilled patriotism in times of war, and set implicit rules for how comedy, animation...

By Christine Benedetti, Aspen Daily News Aspen Shortsfest will present the world premiere of Sean Baker’s “Snowbird” next weekend, and it’s notable for many reasons. The first is that Baker has previously been only an award-winning feature-length filmmaker, and “Snowbird” is 11 minutes. It’s a piece commissioned by luxury French fashion house...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Introducing the nominees for best documentary short at the Academy Awards in February, comedian Louis C.K. offered a brief, hilarious tribute to the short form and the artists who practice it. He called the Oscars for shorts “the one award that has the opportunity to...

By Patrick Fort, Aspen Public Radio "God Willing” is a documentary short film following the life of Palestinian woman, Mais Rosol Abu Saa. The film was selected to be screened during Aspen Film’s ShortsFest film festival. Aspen Public Radio Arts reporter Patrick Fort spoke with director Gayle Embrey about how she...