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 ($2500)

BEST ANIMATED FILM ($2500)

In a Nutshell, directed by Fabio Friedli (Switzerland)

BEST COMEDY ($2500)

BEST COMEDY ($2500)

Fatima Maria Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25, directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)

 

BEST DRAMA ($2500)

BEST DRAMA ($2500)

Aaba, directed by Amar Kaushik (India)

 

BEST SHORT SHORT ($1000)

BEST SHORT SHORT ($1000)

Call of Cutenessdirected by Brenda Lien (Germany)

 

The Jury also awarded films in the following categories:

BEST DOCUMENTARY ($2500)

BEST DOCUMENTARY ($2500)

Three Red Sweaters, directed by Martha Gregory (USA)

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT ($1000)

BEST STUDENT SHORT ($1000)

Schoolyard Blues, directed by Maria Erickson (Sweden)

 

Audience Award:

AUDIENCE AWARD ($500)

AUDIENCE AWARD ($500)

Eyes of Exodus, directed by Alexandra Liveris (Greece/USA)

 

Additional Awards:

THE ELLEN AWARD ($2500)

THE ELLEN AWARD ($2500)

The End of Time, directed by Micho Manchevski (Cuba)

 

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD ($500)

THE YOUTH JURY AWARD ($500)

Schoolyard Blues, directed by Maria Eriksson (Sweden)