SHORTSFEST 2016

The Awards

On April 10, 2016, Aspen Film announced its award winners for the 25th Aspen Shortsfest, which ran from April 5-10, 2016 at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House and Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre. The festivities commenced with an  Awards Dinner attended by filmmakers, film goers, the media, and esteemed members of the industry.

The Jury recognized films with the following Oscar®-qualifying awards:

BEST ANIMATED FILM ($2500)

BEST ANIMATED FILM ($2500)

Deer Flower, directed by Kangmin Kim (USA/South Korea)

BEST COMEDY ($2500)

BEST COMEDY ($2500)

Hounds, directed by Omer Tobi (Israel)


BEST DRAMA ($2500)

BEST DRAMA ($2500)

Thanks for Dancing, directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (Norway)


BEST DOCUMENTARY ($2500)

BEST DOCUMENTARY ($2500)

Irregulars, directed by Fabio Palmieri (Italy)


BEST SHORT SHORT ($1000)

BEST SHORT SHORT ($1000)

Mining Poems or Odesdirected by Callum Rice (Scotland/UK)


The Jury also awarded films in the following categories:

BEST STUDENT SHORT ($1000)

BEST STUDENT SHORT ($1000)

Sea Breeze, directed by Chun-Yi Li (Taiwan/UK)


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

I, Destini, directed by Nicholas Pilarski and Destini Riley (USA)


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

La Laguna, directed by Aaron Schock (USA)


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Julia Pointner in Everything Will Okay, directed by Patrick Vollrathfor (Germany/Austria)


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

World Wide Woven Bodies, directed by Truls Krane Meby (Norway)


Audience Awards:

AUDIENCE AWARD ($500)

AUDIENCE AWARD ($500)

Thanks for Dancing, directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (Norway)


AUDIENCE SPECIAL RECOGNITION

AUDIENCE SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Pickle, directed by Amy Nicholson (USA)


Additional Awards:

THE ELLEN AWARD ($2500)

THE ELLEN AWARD ($2500)

Irregulars, directed by Fabio Palmieri (Italy)


SEED&SPARK BEST CROWDFUNDED FILM AWARD ($250)

SEED&SPARK BEST CROWDFUNDED FILM AWARD ($250)

Sea Breeze, directed by Chun-Yi Li (Taiwan/UK)


THE YOUTH JURY AWARD ($500)

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD ($500)

La Laguna, directed by Aaron Schock (USA)