Winelink: WIDOW CLICQUOT

June 3, 2024

A little wine history will be making its way to the Isis Theatre on June 17 — the day after the closing of the Food & Wine Classic — when Aspen Film’s June Indie Showcase presents the film “Widow Clicquot” at the Isis Theatre. Directed by Thomas Napper and featuring Haley Bennet and Tom Sturbridge, […]

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At Aspen Film’s Shortsfest, stories with surprises and fresh perspectives win top honors

April 10, 2024

Aspen Film has announced the winners of nine awards from last week’s “Shortsfest,” ranging from a three-minute dark comedy about capitalism and consumerism to a 24-minute drama about cultural identity. Five of the winners, chosen by a jury of industry pros, will now be qualified for the Oscars, and all of the top honorees took […]

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Shortsfest film looks at Texas’ threat to take trans child away from parents Geoff Hanson, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Mar 30, 2024

March 30, 2024

Of the 70 films screening at Aspen Film’s 33rd annual Shortsfest next week, one is sure to make waves far beyond the banks of the Roaring Fork River. “Love to the Max” highlights the Briggle family of northern Texas. Amber and Adam Briggle are raising their children Max, 14, and Lulu, 9. They seem like […]

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Aspen Film Shortsfest showcases global talent and youth engagement

March 27, 2024

Aspen Film will host the 33rd Annual Shortsfest at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre from April 1 through 7. The Oscar-qualifying festival will feature works by emerging filmmakers from 24 countries, with 58% of the films directed or co-directed by women. The Sopris Sun spoke with Shortsfest’s programming director, Jason Anderson, by phone […]

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Colorado represented in 33rd annual Aspen Shortsfest

March 27, 2024

When filmmaker Cheryl Hess made her annual pilgrimage to visit a friend in the Roaring Fork Valley and get her ski fix, she had no plans of making a three-minute film. But a chance encounter with a local snow enthusiast and possession of five minutes of film stock changed that. “My friend in Aspen met […]

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Susan Wrubel: The aficionado who believes in the unifying power of cinema

March 19, 2024

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series, in honor of International Women’s Month, that shines a spotlight on the dynamic women of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. For Susan Wrubel, the allure of cinema lies in its ability to tell universal stories that give us a glimpse into the lives of others. […]

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Shorts Spotlight: Unveiling the Magic of Aspen Film’s Oscar-Qualifying Festival

March 19, 2024

The annual Aspen Film Shortsfest—which returns on April 1-7—invites viewers to revel in the glory of 70 expertly crafted short films from across the globe. Short films hold an important role in the world of cinema; not only as an inexpensive way for beginner filmmakers to get their feet on the ground, but also as […]

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Taking lengthy means to find short films

March 19, 2024

Aspen Shortsfest’s director of programming, Jason Anderson, is sitting in his home in Toronto, preparing to leave for Glasgow, Scotland, where he is on the jury of a short-film festival. He literally scours the world for the best shorts to feature at Aspen Shortsfest, which is celebrating its 33rd year and kicks off on April […]

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PRODUCTION + MARKETING COORDINATOR (Full Time)

February 8, 2024

Aspen Film’s Production + Marketing Coordinator offers crucial support to the organization by helping to liaise with the Aspen Film Isis Theatre, as well as capturing and promoting the events and programming we present there. As a member of both the Production + Marketing teams, this role provides technical support throughout the year for Aspen […]

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MEMBERSHIP MANAGER (Part Time)

February 8, 2024

Aspen Film’s Membership Manager will be responsible for overseeing and growing our Membership Program, including developing a more robust member benefit plan. This role is best suited for a people person interested in interacting with Aspen locals and visitors alike. In addition to serving as the primary point of contact for AF Members, this person […]

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