ASPEN FILMS will host the 19th annual Shorts Fest Tuesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 11 at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, and the Crystal Theater in Carbondale.
This year’s festival will be one day longer and feature six days of Oscar®-qualifying international entries. Cash and prizes will be awarded by a jury of prominent filmmakers and film professionals.
Recognized as one of the festival circuit’s premier showcases for short films and videos, Shorts Fest will include documentary, animation, and live action films.
Four of the films shown at Shortsfest 2009 were nominated for Academy Awards®: Nick Park’s A Matter of Loaf and Death and Fabrice O. Joubert’s French Roast, for Best Short Film-Animated, and Instead of Abracadabra, directed by Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellstroem, and Miracle Fish, from Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey, for Best “Short Film-Live Action.”
Over 60 short films selected from more than 2,500 submissions from almost 80 countries, will screen at Aspen’s historic Wheeler Opera House and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.
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