SHORTSFEST 2017 AWARDS

On April 9, 2017, Aspen Film announced its award winners for the 26th Aspen Shortsfest, which ran from April 4-9, 2017 at Paepcke Auditorium, 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: IN A NUTSHELL

BEST ANIMATED FILM: IN A NUTSHELL

IN A NUTSHELL, directed by Fabio Friedli (Switzerland)

BEST COMEDY: Fatima Maria Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25

BEST COMEDY: Fatima Maria Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25

FATIMA MARIA TORRES AND THE INVASION OF SPACE SHUTTLE PINAS 25, directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)

 

BEST DRAMA: AABA

BEST DRAMA: AABA

AABA, directed by Amar Kaushik (India)

 

BEST SHORT SHORT: Call of Cuteness

BEST SHORT SHORT: Call of Cuteness

CALL OF CUTENESSdirected by Brenda Lien (Germany)

 

ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Three Red Sweaters

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Three Red Sweaters

THREE RED SWEATERS, directed by Martha Gregory (USA)

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT: Schoolyard Blues

BEST STUDENT SHORT: Schoolyard Blues

SCHOOLYARD BLUES, directed by Maria Erickson (Sweden)

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

AUDIENCE AWARD: Eyes of Exodus

AUDIENCE AWARD: Eyes of Exodus

EYES OF EXODUS, directed by Alexandra Liveris (Greece/USA)

 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

THE ELLEN AWARD: THE END OF TIME

THE ELLEN AWARD: THE END OF TIME

THE END OF TIME, directed by Micho Manchevski (Cuba)

 

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD: SCHOOLYARD BLUES

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD: SCHOOLYARD BLUES

SCHOOLYARD BLUES, directed by Maria Eriksson (Sweden)