SHORTSFEST 2016

Special Events

Aspen Film is pleased to offer a number of special events throughout Shortsfest, including our Opening Reception, informal late-night get-togethers, Breakfast at the Fest, “Family Fun” Milk & Cookies Reception, and the Shortsfest Awards dinner.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House Lobby, 320 East Hyman, Aspen, CO

 

Help us kick off the 25th Annual Aspen Shortsfest by attending our Opening Reception prior to Program One. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Open to the public.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film, Jackson Family Wines, and The Aspen Times

Après Screenings

April 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 immediately following the evening program.

The J Bar at the Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main, Aspen CO

 

Hang out with Aspen Film’s staff and with festival filmmakers from around the world as we celebrate the day’s events during these late-night get togethers. Food and beverage discounts with your Aspen Shortsfest pass or ticket.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film and the Hotel Jerome

Après Screening at the Rec Room

Thursday, April 8, 2016 immediately following Shorts Program 7

The Rec Room, 515 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO

 

Hang out with Aspen Film’s staff and with festival filmmakers from around the world as we celebrate the day’s events at Aspen’s newest late-night hot spot, the Rec Room. Complimentary grilled cheese sandwiches with your Aspen Shortsfest pass or ticket. Join us as we dance the night away to music chosen by you from the Rec Room’s extensive vinyl LP collection.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film and the Rec Room

Après Screening at Eric’s Bar

Saturday, April 9 immediately following Shorts Program 9

Eric’s Bar, 315 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO

 

Challenge your fellow film lovers, Aspen Film staff, and festival filmmakers to rounds of pool and shuffleboard at one of Aspen’s favorite hang-outs. Eric’s Bar will provide a discounted drink menu for Shortsfest pass and ticket holders.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film and Eric’s Bar

Breakfast at the Fest

Sunday, April 10, 2016

11:30am – 12:30pm

Wheeler Opera House Lobby, 320 East Hyman, Aspen CO

 

Join Aspen Film board members, staff, Shortsfest filmmakers, and fellow festival goers for complimentary brunch before attending our Family Fun program. Complimentary breakfast buffet, mimosas, and Bloody Marys provided. Open to the public.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film and Mawa’s Kitchen

Milk & Cookies

Sunday, April 10, 2016

2:00 PM

Wheeler Opera House Lobby, 320 East Hyman, Aspen, CO

 

Bring the whole family to enjoy complimentary milk and cookies after the screening of our Family Fun program. All kids welcome to the screening FREE of charge with a complimentary ticket issued by the Wheeler Box Office.

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film

Cookies provided by: Paradise Bakery

Awards Dinner

Sunday, April 10, 2016

6:00pm

Cooking School of Aspen, 216 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO

 

Join us for dinner as we announce the winners of this year’s Shortsfest in the following categories: Best Animation ($2,500 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Comedy ($2,500 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Documentary ($2,500 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Drama ($2,500 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Short Short ($1,000 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Student Film ($1,000). In addition, our Youth Jury determines the Youth Jury Award ($500) and Shorstfest’s audiences determine the winners of the Audience Award ($500) and the Audience Special Recognition.

 

The Ellen Award ($2500), named for Aspen Film’s founder and former Executive Director, Ellen Kohner Hunt, originated from an endowment raised by the community to annually award a film that embodies the spirit of Aspen Film’s programming from 1976 to 1995.

 

Tickets $75 through Aspen Film’s office – 970-925-6882

 

Hosted by: Aspen Film and Cooking School of Aspen