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Welcome to the Interactive 2021 Aspen Shortsfest!

Celebrating three decades of shorts, the 30th Aspen Shortsfest is Oscar®-qualifying in the three categories of animation, documentary and live-action narrative film. This year’s Shortsfest features filmmakers exploring unique and timely themes in the festival’s five categories: Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama and Short Short. The 2021 slate of films features 6 world premieres, 3 international premieres, 7 North American premieres and 15 U.S. premieres from filmmakers representing 28 countries and 6 continents. Almost 3,000 films were submitted for consideration with 80 selected for this year’s virtual event. 55 films are directed or co-directed by women, accounting for 69% of the program.

The Aspen Shortsfest (ASF) on Filmocracy’s virtual platform is dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and harassment-free event for everyone. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, vendors and Festival staff (“participants”) are required to comply with the Filmocracy code of conduct.

By attending the virtual platform, you are agreeing to abide this code of conduct. Anyone found to be violating this code of conduct may be expelled at the discretion of organizers.

ASF/ Filmocracy has a zero-tolerance policy and will not tolerate any harassing or abusive behavior towards any participants. We ask all participants to behave and create a safe and supportive environment of inclusiveness.

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