The Oscar®-qualifying 28th Aspen Shortsfest, announced this year’s Award winners with NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB, receiving both Audience Award and Jury Award for Comedy.
NAME OF FESTIVAL:Aspen Shortsfest
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: ASPEN SHORTSFEST showcases the most innovative and vibrant voice on the cinematic landscape – the short. Each April enthusiastic audiences, filmmakers and special guests from around the globe gather in the scenic Rocky Mountain winter resort of Aspen, Colorado to participate in public screenings, panels, workshops, and other festivities that spotlight the art and craft of short moviemaking.
The 28th Aspen Shortsfest will bring 69 films from 26 countries – 41% of which are female-directed to Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House and Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre from April 2 to 7, 2019.
Aspen Shortsfest 2014 was held April 8-13, and over 40 filmmakers from around the world plus other special guests attended. A TROPICAL SUNDAY, directed by Fabian Ribezzo, about four begging and scavenging street kids at a Mozambique amusement park, won the award for Best Drama, and director Tomasz Sliwinski’s documentary OUR CURSE, on what it’s like to be the young parents of a critically ill infant, won the award for Best Documentary.