The annual ASPEN SHORTSFEST gives us first crack at Oscar-Qualifying Films from famous filmmakers, big talents and bright, young things alike.
Who likes short-shorts? Aspen Shortsfest is about to dish up 77 short, snappy, provocative and entertaining films — a feast for the eyes, the ears and the brain, as well as a damn good night out.
The 31st Aspen Shortsfest runs April 5-10, 2022 in the shadow of America’s favorite mountains at historic Wheeler Opera House and Crystal Theatre. This year’s slick and entertaining lineup of Oscar®-qualifying films covers the fields of animation, documentary, and live-action narrative short film.
One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the US dedicated to short films, Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as a premier showcase of world cinema’s most remarkable emerging and established talents. This year’s 77 films include nine world premieres, two international premieres, five North American premieres, and 12 US premieres by directors representing 28 countries. “Short films don’t waste your time!” notes Programming Director Jason Anderson. “Whether they’re funny, moving, thrilling, provocative, or all at once, they don’t waste a beat when it comes to telling stories, sharing experiences, or introducing us to the filmmaking talent that will define cinema’s future.”