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Bob Rafelson was passionate about Aspen, and filmmaking

July 28, 2022

Bob Rafelson is best known as a boundary-breaking filmmaker who helped kickstart Jack Nicholson’s acting career. The two had met at a film screening and then co-wrote the 1968 satirical, adventure film “Head,” featuring the pop-rock group The Monkees. In a conversation with Bob Braudis at the Wheeler Opera House in 2019, Rafelson said that […]

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How Art and Aspen ‘Intersect’

July 28, 2022

The Intersect Aspen art fair returns to the Roaring Fork Valley this Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 4, with more than two dozen gallery exhibitions at the Aspen Ice Garden and collaborations with a number of other arts-related organizations and nonprofits around the valley. With 31 galleries represented from 21 cities, 11 of the […]

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Executive Director's Letter: JUNE 2022

June 1, 2022

Hello Friends of Film! I’m excited to be back in Aspen after long travels which included a week at the 75th Cannes Film Festival! This was my 21st Cannes, though I hadn’t attended in five years, and things have certainly changed in many ways. Though overall an excellent experience, the beginning of the festival was […]

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Short film by Aspen teens gains global recognition

May 26, 2022

On a school night in November, a small group of Aspen High School students were up until three in the morning surrounded by empty coffee cups and glowing laptop screens, writing the first drafts of what would become an internationally recognized short film. Titled “Faces of the Future,” the 17-minute short film was selected and […]

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ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2022 SUMMER OF CINEMA LINEUP

May 11, 2022

Aspen, CO (May 11, 2022) – Aspen Film is excited to announce its 2022 Summer of Cinema lineup, partnering with numerous Aspen-area organizations to bring a broad range of films to the community. Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film Executive + Artistic Director explains: “Aspen Film helps create unique and diverse summer film experiences, even though our […]

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Executive Director's Letter: MAY 2022

May 9, 2022

Hello Friends of Film! It’s been a while but we have had a very busy Spring at Aspen Film! Here are a few highlights for you to enjoy, and stay tuned for some exciting Summer announcements to come! We wrapped our 31st Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfest on April 10, concluding with a spirited and emotional Awards Dinner […]

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ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2021 SHORTSFEST AWARD-WINNING FILMS

April 11, 2022

Aspen, CO (April 11, 2022) In an awards presentation held on Saturday, April 10, Aspen Film, the year-round film arts and education organization, announced the winning films from the 31st Aspen Shortsfest which was held April 5-10, 202s. One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the US strictly dedicated to short films, Aspen Shortsfest is […]

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ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2022 SHORTSFEST OSCAR®-QUALIFIERS AND AWARD-WINNING FILMS

April 11, 2022

Aspen, CO (April 11, 2022) In an awards presentation held on Sunday, April 10, Aspen Film, the year-round film arts, and education organization, announced the winning films from its 31st Aspen Shortsfest which was held April 5-10, 2022. One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the US strictly dedicated to short films, Aspen Shortsfest is recognized […]

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ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES STELLAR PROGRAM OF 77 FILMS FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL ASPEN SHORTSFEST

March 22, 2022

ASPEN, Colo. (Mar. 7, 2022) – Aspen Film, the year-round film arts, and education organization, today announced its program for the 31st Aspen Shortsfest, April 5-10, 2022. One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the US strictly dedicated to short films, Aspen Shortsfest is widely recognized as a premier short film festival and showcase of […]

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ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 31ST ANNUAL SHORTSFEST DATES WITH A NEW, PRESALE FESTIVAL PASS

February 18, 2022

ASPEN, CO (Feb. 17, 2022) – Aspen Film announces that the 31st Annual Aspen Shortsfest 2022 will return to live showings at the Wheeler Opera House for the first time in three years. Aspen Film is excited to showcase 11 programs, including 75 short films, scheduled Apr. 5-10, 2022. New this year, a presale festival pass is […]

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