An Oscar®-qualifying, international showcase for short film and video now in its twenty-fourth year. Named by IndieWIRE as one of the world’s top fifty film festivals. Widely recognized as a premier North American showcase for short comedy, drama, documentary and animation, Shortsfest is a destination for discovering breakthrough talent, as well as spotlighting new work by established artists. Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) and Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) are among notable alumni whose earliest work-shorts-first screened at Aspen Shortsfest. The festival brings the year's most imaginative films and storytellers to Aspen through this ground-breaking medium largely unavailable to general audiences. The program will include several premieres, critically acclaimed films and favorites from the international festival circuit. Attendees will enjoy a film-filled week of nightly screenings and moderated conversations mixed with opportunities to engage with visiting filmmakers. Short films representing dozens of countries will ultimately be selected for this Oscar®-qualifying festival. The complete schedule will available at aspenfilm.org by mid March. Tickets will be available to the general public through the Wheeler Box Office (970) 920-5770 and aspenshowtix.com in March.
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