Selected International Film Festivals

Aspen Shortsfest

Aspen Shortsfest
110 E. Hallam Suite 102
CO 81611 Aspen
phone +1-970-9 25 68 82
fax +1-970-9 25 19 67

Director of Programming
Landon Zakheim

Year of Foundation 1992

Event Date from 02 April 2019 till 07 April 2019

in Aspen, United States

International Competition

Sections International Competition, Special Programs

Category Short

Terms of Entry Entries must be 45 minutes or under in length, completed since January 1, 2018, 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)

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)

Genre Comedy, Drama, Animation, Children & Youth, Documentary Films, Experimental

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Digital File

Registration Deadline Early Bird US$60 - 17 September 2018
Regular US$80 - 29 October 2018
Late US$90 - 3 December 2018
Extended - 21 December 2018

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)

German Films


Official Program
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey
ROUFF by Markus Eschrich, Johannes Engelhardt, Johannes Lumer, Julius Rosen, Benjamin Brand

Number of Films Shown 60 films from about 20 countries

Media Coverage mainly regional, some national trades

Specific 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.

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