Aspen Film is proud to present its 32nd Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfest! This festival will showcase emerging filmmakers from across the globe from April 10-16, 2023.
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How To Fest
Provided to Aspen Film Auteur + Visionary + Benefactor Level Members; includes entry to all Aspen Film festivals, year-round membership and guaranteed reserved, bannered seats for all Wheeler Opera House screenings.
Available to Aspen Film Star + Producer + Storyteller Level Members; includes a year-round membership and access to the best available seating 30 minutes before showtime.
Available exclusively thru aspenfilm.org, Festival Passes include access to screenings and select events (no membership included).
Available only upon request. If you’re interested in obtaining this discounted pass for industry professionals, you must reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMISSION FOR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS
$20 General Admission
$15 Aspen Film Members
FREE* for Roaring Fork Valley Students + Teachers
*Complimentary tickets for students are secured by showing a current student ID at the box office. Teachers with groups of students must reserve tickets by emailing email@example.com
ADMISSION FOR SUNDAY FAMILY FUN SCREENING
$15 General Admission
$12 Aspen Film Members
FREE for kids 12 + under
Complimentary kids’ tickets must be issued by the Wheeler Opera House Box Office, day of show. First come, first served.
PASS + TICKET PICKUP
Tickets, passes and day-of purchases must be collected at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office.
320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen
DOORS OPEN POLICY
Doors to screenings will open as follows: 30 minutes prior to screening – AF Passholders 15 minutes prior to screening – AF Members + General Admission
In the case of a sold-out screening, Aspen Film will make any unfilled seats available for sale 5 minutes prior to the start of each film. The rush line forms at the venue 30 minutes prior to each screening.
$25 General Admission
$20 Aspen Film Members
Rush Tickets are cash only and MUST be purchased at the
Masks are encouraged in all venues, but not required.
The W Aspen
The W Hotel is nestled at the base of one of the world’s most fabled mountains, with access to all its coveted slopes and trails – plus stunning 360° mountain views and striking architectural and interior design.
The W is offering a special rate for Shortsfest attendees! The rate can only be accessed by using the link above OR by calling Marriott Reservations at (888) 627-7198 and asking to book a stay under block name: Aspen Film Dinner.
Frias Properties of Aspen
Locally operated and internationally loved, Frias Properties of Aspen has been providing visitors with a diverse selection of lodging, from budget-friendly condos to private homes, for over 49 years. A pillar in the Aspen community, Frias Properties was voted the Best Property Management Company in the Aspen Times’ “Best of 2021” and “Best of 2022” awards. In addition to their exceptional hospitality and friendly staff, Frias offers many complimentary services and amenities including airport transportation, a full-service concierge, contact-free guest registration, luxury bedding, and professional housekeeping.
The Annabelle Inn was founded in 1948 and has been a local favorite ever since. It was originally known as the Christmas Inn and was renamed in 2005. As a family-owned inn, we take pride in maintaining a comfortable home away from home in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.
Other Lodging Partners
St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
Aspen Film strives to make all experiences as accessible and inclusive as possible for all participants. We are committed to: utilizing wheelchair accessible venues; providing open captioning for all screenings; offering assistive listening devices, whenever possible; offering sign language interpretation for any event, when possible and upon request.
Requests must be placed 14 days or more prior to the Festival start date, to allow staff the time needed to coordinate the accommodation. We will do our best to honor requests after the deadline, however services cannot be guaranteed.
To request an accommodation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-925-6882.
LAND USE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Aspen Film acknowledges, with honor and respect, that the land we reside upon today is the traditional ancestral homelands of the Ute Nations and peoples.
We thank the past, present, and future generations of indigenous people for their stewardship, while also acknowledging the painful history and ill treatment that occurred on these lands.
We celebrate the many contributions made by Native peoples, especially in the fields of storytelling, art, and film and encourage all to recognize and uncover the stories of the original inhabitants of the land we all walk on.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Aspen Shortsfest promotes and advocates for film as a medium to express different perspectives, experiences, identities, and unique interpretations of art and life. We are committed to providing our audiences, guests, and partners with an experience that is safe, free of discrimination and inappropriate behavior.
Aspen Shortsfest defines inappropriate behavior as any form of written, verbal, or physical abuse or threats, the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which may violate any local, state or federal laws or cause personal offense to another Aspen Shortsfest participant before, during or after the festival. Harassment, threatening behavior, and violence will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, tickets, passes, credentials, or access to Aspen Shortsfest events and venues.
You can reach out directly to email@example.com if you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this policy, and Aspen Shortsfest will work to assess the situation and to respond as soon as possible. Please remember that notifying Aspen Shortsfest does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement.
ASPEN FILM’S INDEPENDENT BY NATURE :32 VIDEO CHALLENGE
In 32 seconds, show us how you are Independent by Nature! The way you express yourself as independent and free — how you move, what you think, how you feel. Keep it authentic, appropriate, and applicable to the spirit of the challenge. All ages are welcome to submit.
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