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July 20, 2016

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 for its flagship events during the 2016-17 season. Rachel […]

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Aspen Shortsfest wields prestige in battle for visibility

April 3, 2016

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 rules for how comedy, animation and action should […]

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Access to All: Filmmakers Shake Up Industry at Aspen Shortsfest

April 1, 2016

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 luxury French fashion house Kenzo, of LVHM, […]

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Cut Short: The 25th Annual Aspen Shortsfest

March 31, 2016

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 that has the opportunity to change a life,” and […]

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Local’s film in Aspen Film Shortsfest

March 20, 2016

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 Gayle Embrey about how she found Mais and how […]

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Aspen Shortsfest 25th anniversary lineup includes Oscar hopefuls

March 15, 2016

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, features 78 films and more than two-dozen in-person […]

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Aspen Shortsfest Unveils Full Program for 2016 Festival

March 15, 2016

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 as alums — and also serves as a platform for […]

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The Ten Best Film Festivals In Colorado

February 15, 2016

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 the Denver area and around the state dedicated to […]

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Academy Screenings: Director James Ponsoldt on making 'The End of the Tour'

December 25, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Fans of David Foster Wallace may have hoped — or feared — that “The End of the Tour”would be an attempt at a full biopic-styled portrait of the esteemed writer. It’s not. The film, which screens Saturday at Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings, is a snapshot of Wallace (Jason Siegel) […]

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Director Andrew Haigh on making '45 Years'

December 23, 2015

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 letter reports that the body of Geoff’s long-ago […]

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