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Aspen, CO (August 22, 2016) – Aspen Film announced today that the 26th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions. Shortsfest accepts submissions of live action, documentary and animation from the United States and around the world. Films screened will be part of the Festival’s International...

Save the Dates for Aspen Filmfest: Sep. 21-25, 2016; Aspen Film Academy Screenings: Dec. 21, 2016- Jan. 1, 2017; Aspen Shortsfest: April 5-9, 2017 Aspen, CO (July 20, 2016) – Tapping three female industry veterans to lead its slates in the coming year, Aspen Film today announced special guest programmers...

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...

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...