Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Start Month: April


Established in 1979, Aspen Film is one of Colorado’s most active film arts organizations, presenting dynamic programs and featured guest artists throughout the year. Internationally recognized, Aspen Film organizes a major film event in every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest (October 2-7, 2012), Academy Screenings (December 20, 2011-January 1, 2013), Aspen Shortsfest (April 9-14, 2013), and Film Educates.

Submission Requirements:

16mm, 35 mm, Beta SP

Submission Deadline: December


Early Bird fee ($40 (Standard) $35 (WAB Discount)). Regular Entry fee ($50 (Standard) $45 (WAB Discount)). Late Entry fee ($75 (Standard) $70 (WAB Discount)). WAB Extended Entry fee (($100 (Standard) $75 (WAB Discount)).

Awards / Prizes:

“Best animation ($2,500), best comedy ($2,500), best documentary ($2,500),
best drama ($2,500), best student film ($1,000), best short film ($1,000),
special jury recognition, audience award ($500), audience special recognition,
The ellen ($2,500) and youth jury prize ($500).”

Contact: Laura Thielen (


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