Academy Screenings

A winter festival highlighting the year's hottest films

Our Winter festival is dedicated to showcasing award season hopefuls. Timed to the dynamic holiday season in Aspen, past audiences have had the chance to watch incredible films in venues such as the historic Wheeler Opera House, Paepcke Auditorium and Isis Theatre.

The 2023 Academy Screenings Festival will be held fully at the Aspen Film Isis Theatre.

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA, DGA, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA and other applicable entertainment guilds receive a complimentary Industry Pass to Academy Screenings by contacting

2023 Academy Screenings

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Screening Venues

Aspen Film Isis Theatre

The Isis Theatre opened in 1915 in the heart of downtown Aspen, in the same building where it remains today. Featuring four-screens, concessions, and diverse programming, the Aspen Film Isis Theatre is the only full-time movie theater in Aspen. The theater screens a mix of Hollywood Blockbusters, Independent, Music and Art-House films, and also serves as the home for many of Aspen Film’s Festival screenings, Q+As and filmmaker conversations.

406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

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In the news


Dec 6, 2023

ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 31st ANNUAL ACADEMY SCREENINGS Blitz Bazawule’s THE COLOR PURPLE Opens Festival with In-Person Q+A by Composer Kris Bowers and Choreographer Fatima Robinson,  Festival to Close with Cord Jefferson’s Highly Anticipated AMERICAN FICTION ASPEN, Colo. (Nov. 30, 2023) – Aspen Film is excited to announce the program for its 31st Annual […]

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Aspen Film’s 31st Academy Screenings will open with “The Color Purple” on Dec. 19

Dec 5, 2023

Aspen Film announced the program for its 31st Annual Academy Screenings, showing at the newly acquired Aspen Film Isis Theatre from Dec. 19-23, 2023. The 10-film showcase kicks off with the reimagined “The Color Purple,” directed by Blitz Bazawule, followed by an in-person Q+A with award-winning composer Kris Bowers and award-winning choreographer Fatima Robinson on opening night. The festival will close with Cord […]

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Director Scott Cooper to hold Q&A after Academy Screening of ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

Dec 19, 2022

Scott Cooper is looking forward to being back in Aspen to support his new film The Pale Blue Eye, screening as part of Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings on Tuesday. “I love Aspen, but I’ve been so busy making films that I haven’t had a chance to get back so I’m bringing my entire family,” he […]

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