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Aspen Film releases 2018 Shortsfest lineup

March 19, 2018

Aspen Film on Thursday announced its program for the 27th annual Aspen Shortsfest. The short film festival will run from April 3 to 8 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The festival will host 11 programs featuring the newest and most innovative works of short form cinema. More […]

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March 2, 2018

The March 1 to 7, 2018 edition of the ‘The Aspen Times Weekly’ brings a special cover story on the unique connection between the city of Aspen and Hollywood’s film industry and celebrities. The columnist Barbara Platts tells the story of how a small mountain town, with the help of ASPEN FILM, became one of […]

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January 13, 2017

  Aspen, CO (January 10, 2017) – With the kick-off of the new year, awards season has officially started!  Over the holidays Aspen Film screened 23 films in contention for awards recognition as part of the 25th annual Academy Screening Series.  Audience members voted and selected Hidden Figures as Aspen Academy Screenings Audience Choice Award […]

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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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