- Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Aspen Film, a year-round film arts and education organization, announced today the 24th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions of live action, documentary and animated short films for the festival's International Competition, which will take place April 7-12, 2015 in Aspen, Colorado.
There are just two weeks remaining to meet the regular entry deadline for Aspen Shortsfest 2015. The regular entry deadline is November 21; the late entry deadline is December 12 and the extended entry deadline is December 31.
Regarded as a premier North American showcase for short film, Aspen Shortsfest brings together approximately 50 filmmaker guests every spring from all over the globe to participate in screenings, in-depth Q&A's, school education programs and special events. Nearly 3,000 short films from over 90 countries were considered in 2014, with 70 short films representing 30 countries ultimately selected.
Aspen Shortsfest's centerpiece, the Oscar®-qualifying International Competition, features numerous premieres and reflects the rich diversity and creativity of today's short films. A jury of active film professionals awards cash prizes to winners across several categories including animation, comedy, drama, documentary, student and more. A platform for emerging talent, the festival spotlights films that subsequently receive critical recognition including recent Oscar® winners and nominees. Tomasz Śliwiński's Our Curse (Best Documentary, Shortsfest 2014) and Lucy Walker's The Lion's Mouth Opens (Special Jury Recognition, Shortsfest 2014) were recently short-listed for Academy Award® nomination consideration.
Aspen Shortsfest is made possible through generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Aspen, Colorado Creative Industries, The Aspen Times, Aspen Public Radio and Aspen Out.
About Aspen Film
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, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest and Film Educates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue and broadens understanding of our world and ourselves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.aspenfilm.org.