2024 Shortsfest

Aspen Film is proud to present its 33rd Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfest! This festival will showcase emerging filmmakers from across the globe from April 1-7, 2024. Passes are now on sale!

Tickets for Aspen Film Members will go on sale March 13. General Admission tickets will go on sale March 20.

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Jason Anderson Headshot

Jason Anderson

Director of Shortsfest Programming

Liane  Cunje Headshot

Liane Cunje

Shortsfest Programmer

Lisa  Haller Headshot

Lisa Haller

Shortsfest Programmer

Anita Tavakol Headshot

Anita Tavakol

Shortsfest Programmer


Arvand  Khosravi Headshot

Arvand Khosravi

SVP + Head of Scripted Television Strategy at Fifth Season

Jannat  Gargi  Headshot

Jannat Gargi

Executive Producer/ Producer

Gabriella  Moses Headshot

Gabriella Moses

Award-winning director, writer, and production designer


Sabine  Hoffman Headshot

Sabine Hoffman

Film Editor

Miranda  Bailey Headshot

Miranda Bailey

Award-winning writer, director and actress

Alden  Dalia   Headshot

Alden Dalia

Motion Picture Executive at WME

Inga  Diev   Headshot

Inga Diev

General Manager of Ouat Media

Sarah  Lash Headshot

Sarah Lash

Senior Director, Acquisitions at Condé Nast Entertainment

Diana Williams Headshot

Diana Williams

CEO + Co-founder of Kinetic Energy Entertainment

Partners & Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors

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Lodging Partners

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How To Fest


$220 – Festival Pass
Available exclusively at aspenfilm.org, Festival Passes include access to screenings and select events (no membership included).
Buy a Festival Pass! 

Member Passes
Member Passes vary in price and benefits, but all include access to our Opening Reception and the best available seating 20 minutes before showtime.

Pass Pickup

April 1-6 | 10 AM- 4 PM
Shortsfest Filmmaker Lounge @ Roots RX
400 E Hyman Ave A102, Aspen

Before 4 PM each day of the festival – Passes may be collected from our Filmmaker Lounge (located next to Roots Rx – across the street from the Wheeler Opera House)

April 2-6 | 4-8 PM
Wheeler Opera House Lobby
After 4 PM each day – Passes may be collected from the Wheeler Opera House Box Office. Aspen Film will have a dedicated window to assist with Pass pickup.


$25 General Admission
$20 Aspen Film Members
Free* for Roaring Fork Valley Students + Teachers
*Complimentary tickets are available by showing a current local school ID at the box office. Teachers with student groups must reserve tickets by emailing aspenfilmeducates@gmail.com

All single tickets (or day-of-purchases) must be processed via the Wheeler Opera House Box Office
320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen


Calling all film lovers who are interested in volunteering at Shortsfest 2024!

Volunteers who sign up for a shift doing ballots, working at the merchandise table, or scanning passes will be able to attend that program for free. Have fun, watch films, and meet interesting people while participating in this exciting festival!

Please use the link below to sign up or reach out to volunteer.aspenfilm@gmail.com with any questions.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp

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In order to redeem festival related lodging discounts, please call hotels of interest and mention special rates and discounts for the Shortsfest 2024 film festival.

Frias Properties of Aspen:

Two offers/coupon codes to use online at check-out or when talking with one of our reservation specialists:

FRIASFEST10 | ShortsFest | Save 10% on a 3-Night Stay | 3/25/2024 – 4/14/2024

FRIASFEST15 ShortsFest | Save 15% on a 4-Night Stay | 3/25/2024 – 4/14/2024

Annabelle Inn:

Offering a 10% discount. Promo Code: SHORT

Aspen Meadows Resort

Guests can make their reservations online here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50794099

Mountain Chalet

Mountain Chalet is offering a discount. Guests need to call the hotel (1-888-925-7797) and mention Shortsfest.

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Shortsfest 2024 FilmEducates

For more than 20 years, Aspen Film’s FilmEducates program has dedicated itself to youth education and outreach. We believe that film is a vibrant artistic expression and powerful communication tool, able to open windows to humanity and build bridges of understanding between cultures. We utilize film as a medium to expand worldviews, develop critical viewing skills, cultivate curiosity, and inspire creativity.

Learn more about our FilmEducates program for Shortsfest 2024!

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