SHORTSFEST 2017

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, and the Shortsfest Awards dinner.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

6:30 PM

Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E Hallam, Aspen, CO

 

Join us in kicking-off the 26th Annual Aspen Shortsfest with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and a signature drink. Following the reception, we’ll walk over to Paepcke Auditorium for Shortsfest Program One. Complimentary shuttle service or free parking available to those who would prefer to motor it.

 

Open to the public.

Hosted by: Aspen Film and Aspen Sojourner Magazine

Après Screenings

April 4, 7, 8, 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.

 

Open to the public.

Hosted by: Aspen Film and the Hotel Jerome

Après Screenings

April 5 immediately following the evening program.

Hooch A Craft Cocktail Bar  |    301 E Hopkins, 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.

 

Open to the public.
Hosted by: Aspen Film and Hooch A Craft Cocktail Bar

Après Screenings

April 6 immediately following the evening program.

Justice Snow’s  |    328 Hyman Avenue, 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.

 

Open to the public.
Hosted by: Aspen Film and Justice Snow’s

Afternoon Fun Happy Hours!

April 5, 6, 7   |    4:00 – 5:00 PM

Limelight Hotel  |    355 S Monarch, Aspen, CO

 

Join us for a little afternoon fun in the lounge at The Limelight Hotel on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon as we get ready or the evening’s festivities. Meet Aspen Film’s programming team and filmmakers from around the world. Complimentary pizza for Aspen Shortsfest pass and ticket holders.

 

Open to all Aspen Shortsfest pass and ticket holders.
Hosted by: Aspen Film and The Limelight Hotel

BITE SIZE RECEPTION

April 8   |    8:00 – 8:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House Lobby  |    320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO

 

Join us for complimentary beer and bite sized treats before the 8:30 PM screening of Program Ten.

 

Complimentary admission for all pass and ticket holders for Program Ten.
Hosted by: Aspen Film

Breakfast at the Fest

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Noon – 1:00 PM

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 Films for Families program. Complimentary breakfast buffet and mimosas. Open to the public.

 

Complimentary for all Aspen Shortsfest Attendees

Hosted by: Aspen Film and Aspen Sojourner Magazine

Shortsfest 2017 Awards Dinner

Sunday, April 9, 2017

6:30pm

The Kitchen   |    515 E Hopkins #200, 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 Drama ($2,500 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Short Short ($1,000 Oscar-qualifying category), Best Documentary ($2,500), 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 $100 through Aspen Film’s office – 970-925-6882

 

Open to the public.
Hosted by: Aspen Film and The Kitchen