Year of Foundation 1992
Event Date from 06 April 2021 till 11 April 2021
in Aspen, United States
Sections International Competition, Special ProgramsCategory Short
Terms of Entry Entries must be 40 minutes or under in length, completed since January 1, 2020, and submitted in one of the following categories: Animation, Comedy, Documentary, or Drama.
Non-English language shorts must be subtitled in English.
Late Entries: For Late entry request please contact ASF at shortsfest(AT)aspenfilm.org.
All films will be notified of their status by mid-March. If your contact information or premiere status changes between entry submission and our notification date, please update your information on WAB and email changes to ASF at: shortsfest(AT)aspenfilm.org.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Animation, Children & Youth, Documentary Films, Experimental
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format DCP, Digital File
Registration Deadline Early Bird US$60 - 16 August 2020
Regular US$80 - 5 October 2020
Late US$90 - 2 December 2020
Participants of the Film Industry filmmakers, buyers, festivals
Prizes/Awards Best Animation (US$ 2,500)
Best Comedy (US$ 2,500)
Best Drama (US$ 2,500)
Best Documentary (US$ 2,500)
Best Short Short (US$ 1,000)
Best Student Short (US$ 1,000)
Youth Jury Award (US$ 500)
Audience Award (US$ 1,000)
CROWLEY - COWBOY UP by André Hörmann
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) by Scott Calonico (US/DE)
Number of Films Shown 60 films from about 20 countries
Media Coverage mainly regional, some national tradesSpecific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.
Evaluation Selective program, excellent guest services, high profile industry guests.