Aspen Film has announced the exciting return of the annual Shortsfest after its 2 year hiatus. The Oscar®-qualifying short film festival will run April 5 through 10 at the iconic Wheeler Opera house in downtown Aspen. Film fanatics will rejoice at the superbe lineup of 11 programs, including 75 short films. The week will be filled with screenings, workshops, panels and more led by notable filmmakers and film enthusiasts from around the world.
“For the last two years, COVID-19 affected our ability to gather in-person to watch and enjoy films in a public setting. Our incredible team pivoted quickly to make the festival available virtually for 2020 and 2021, attracting audiences and film fans from across the country,” tells Aspen Film Executive and Artistic Director Susan Wrubel. “Thankfully, this year we can return to our home at the historic Wheeler Opera House, all together, to see some of the most unique and innovative work from around the globe. As usual, Jason Anderson and his programming team are assembling another spectacular lineup of animated, comedy, dramatic, and documentary shorts for our viewing pleasure.”
This year's program is set to prove one of Aspen Film’s best. The short films were carefully chosen by a team led by Aspen Film’s seasoned Shortsfest Program Director, Jason Anderson from nearly 3000 submissions. Be sure to keep an eye out for the release of the official lineup in March. A pre-sale festival pass is available starting Feb. 22 through Mar. 3, for $250. Members of Aspen Film will have priority to purchase passes and tickets in advance. 110 E Hallam St, 970.925.6882