Shortsfest kicks off 26th year of short film

Apr 3, 2017

Aspen Film’s 26th annual Shortsfest kicks off on Tuesday. The 6-day festival offers drama, comedy, animation and documentary films that are all 40 minutes or less.

Shortsfest is an industry-recognized destination for discovering breakthrough talent. Over the next week, 64 films featuring 34 filmmakers will be showcased at various locations in Aspen and Carbondale.

The opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at The Red Brick Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public. It’s a chance to meet this year's filmmakers and industry guests.

Program One, “Around the World,” follows at 8:15 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium. For a full schedule, go to aspen film dot org.