Filmfest

Aspen's premiere feature film festival

Filmfest occurs each fall attracting incredible films from across the globe. Screenings take place at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House, Isis Theatre, and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.


FilmFest 2022

PosterFest 2022

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Screening Venues

The Wheeler Opera House

Since 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s community performance venue. From The Eagles, Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Crow to locally-curated performance experiences, the Wheeler offers a remarkable movie-viewing locale that we’re proud to provide to our film festival audience.

320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

The Isis Theatre

The Isis Theatre opened in 1915 in the heart of downtown Aspen, where it remains until today. Featuring five-screens, concessions, and diverse programming, the Isis is the only full-time movie theater in Aspen. During Aspen Film festivals, the Isis Theatre is home to many of our matinee showings.

406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

The Crystal Theatre

The Crystal Theatre is a single-screen, 125-seat, independent movie theatre housed in the historic Dinkel building in downtown Carbondale, Colorado. We’re proud to partner with The Crystal Theatre during our festivals to screen select programming down valley.

427 Main St, Carbondale, CO 81623


A taste of filmfest

In the news

Posterfest 22 will auction off pieces of Isis Theater history

Sep 26, 2022

To help raise funds for Aspen Film, 30-years worth of original movie posters from films shown at the Isis Theater will be auctioned.   When Dede Brinkman traveled to Grand Junction to interview Dominic Linza, former owner of Isis Theater, she couldn’t get the posters Linza had shown her out of her mind. “I kept […]

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Empowering the valley’s youth via film

Sep 26, 2022

Aspen Film’s 43rd annual Filmfest is around the corner. Commencing Tuesday through Sunday with a stacked lineup of engaging new cinema, the festival cultivates educational opportunities for the valley’s youth. Through its Film Educates department, Aspen Film offers year-round educational programming for students and teachers from Rifle to Aspen. And these far-reaching, free programs are […]

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Aspen Film to pay tribute to cinema pioneer Bob Rafelson

Sep 23, 2022

The transformative filmmaker Bob Rafelson’s storied career took him all over the globe, but his Castle Creek residence and Aspen were his home base for more than 40 years. So it’s no wonder Aspen Film and Rafelson had a connection until he died from lung cancer July 23 at his home at age 89. The […]

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