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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 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...

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...

By John Wenzel, The Denver Post Aspen Film's popular Aspen Shortsfest announced its 25th annual lineup today, including 13 world premieres and entries from filmmakers representing two dozen countries. The competitive festival, which takes place at the renovated Wheeler Opera House and Carbondale's Crystal Theatre April 5-10,...

By Kate Erbland, Indiewire The 25th Annual Aspen Shortsfest has announced its full program for this year's edition of the premier North American shorts fest. The festival often plays home to exciting and emerging talents — it counts Damien Chazelle, Sarah Polley, Jean-Marc Vallée and Jason Reitman...

By Keith Garcia, Denver Westword Surrounding states may be more popular places to film movies, but Colorado has one of the biggest growing film scenes around. Not only do we have the chance to watch great films every day, but there are dozens of festivals in...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times The past never quite passes in Andrew Haigh’s“45 Years.” At the outset of the film, a letter arrives at the rural Norfolk, England home of Geoff and Kate Mercer, who are a week away from celebrating the film’s titular anniversary. The...

By John Wenzel, The Denver Post Tuesday-Jan. 2. Aspen Film's annual Academy Screenings started as way for members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to see the latest prestige films before voting on the Oscars. Despite the fact that online and DVD screeners...