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Heading to Aspen Shortsfest

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 Heading to Aspen for the Shortsfest next week and hope to post daily. I've spent over 15 years in the short film business and find Aspen to be the best programmed short film festival in the U.S. Hope this year will be no exception. Looking forward to screening 50 or so of the best short films for 2008.  Will start to update when I get there on April 2nd. ...

Aspen Film and Anderson Ranch Collaborate

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Anderson Ranch in collaboration with Aspen Film will present two production workshops in July 2008. These special one week courses will draw on instructor Joel Lee's filmmaking background (bio available on Anderson Ranch & Aspen Film's website). Lights, Camera, Action! is dedicated to creating imagery through video. Students will bring their ideas to life using digital video cameras, digital editing techniques, and their own creativity.Express Your Voice, will teach students to explore the idea ...

30th Starz Denver Film Festival kicked

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The 30th Starz Denver Film Festival has officially begun! Last night the crowds arrived dressed to the nines and some very special guests walked our Red Carpet at the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. With the Opera House packed, excited crowds watched as festival Artistic Director Ron Henderson graciously accepted the prestigious Cassavetes Award for his lifetime of achievement in the world of film. The emotional ceremony was a perfect precursor to the evening’s feature film, THE SAVAGES....

Aspen Filmfest wrapped

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Aspen Filmfest once again provided a broad array of U.S. and foreign films and documentaries that played to big crowds during its recently concluded 29th annual event. Audiences applauded an eclectic range of programs and filmmakers in Aspen and Carbondale, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Julie Christie and her highly acclaimed film, Away from Her, and the world premier of celebrated wildlife filmmakers and ardent conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert's Living with Big...

A taste of Aspen goodies

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Incredible autumn viewing awaits movie lovers - both indoors as the 29th edition of Aspen Filmfest raises its curtain, and outdoors as Mother Nature unveils her fall colors. One of Colorado's premiere film festivals, Aspen Filmfest runs Sept. 26-30, showcasing some of this year's most anticipated national and international features and documentaries, as well as undiscovered gems. As always, filmmakers and attendees enjoy mingling in Aspen's spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. A new version of ...

Aspen Shortsfest 2007 16th edition focuses on film (shorts)

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Filmmakers and film lovers will gather April 3-8 when Aspen Shortsfest 2007 hits the screen at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 16th year, Aspen Shortsfest is considered one of the world’s finest international short film and video showcases. Shortsfest’s centerpiece, the International Competition offers a lively, heart-warming and thought-provoking selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary – all 30 minutes or less. From t...

The 29th Annual Mountainfilm Goes Green in 2007

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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off the Annual Film Festival with the Moving Mountains Symposium on Energy Followed with More Than 60 Independent FilmsMountainfilm, America's premier showcase for independent films dealing with world cultures, adventure and the environment, will take place Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colo. The festival begins with the Moving Mountains Symposium on Energy on May 25 and is followed by a host of activities and more than 60 independent films by filmmakers from arou...

Aspen Filmfest renamed Aspen Film

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The long-time, nationally recognized film arts organization, Aspen Filmfest, known for its festivals, film series and education programs, announces its official organizational name change to Aspen Film. The new name will debut at the upcoming Academy Screenings two-week-long film series (Dec 18 – Jan 1), a showcase for the most anticipated features and documentaries leading into Academy Award season. In the works for over a year, the move to Aspen Film will distinguish the year-round parent ...

Aspen Film Fest renamed Aspen Film

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The long-time, nationally recognized film arts organization, Aspen Filmfest, known for its festivals, film series and education programs, announces its official organizational name change to Aspen Film. The new name will debut at the upcoming Academy Screenings two-week-long film series (Dec 18 – Jan 1), a showcase for the most anticipated features and documentaries leading into Academy Award season. In the works for over a year, the move to Aspen Film will distinguish the year-round parent or...

Aspen Filmfest it's a wrap

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Aspen Filmfest played to significant crowds during its recently concluded 28th edition. Audiences applauded a wide range of programs and filmmakers in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Harrison Ford, the U.S. premier of Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck’s Shut Up and Sing, and the highly anticipated Stephen Frears feature, The Queen. The Audience Favorite Feature was the powerful epic Live and Become, while the Audience Favorite Document...

Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford

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Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford with its annual Independent by Nature Award at this year’s 28th fall festival in recognition of the tremendous contribution Ford has made to modern cinema. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner at The Little Nell.Aspen Filmfest executive director, Laura Thielen, observes, "As a performer and producer who has worked on an amazing array of projects, Harrison Ford has ...

Aspen Filmfest’s 28th edition for fall

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Timed to a rainbow of changing fall foliage, Aspen Filmfest’s 28th edition kicks off September 26 – October 1 at Aspen’s historic Wheeler Opera House, Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre, and the Springs Theatre in Glenwood Springs. Considered this mountain resort’s favorite fall party, Aspen Filmfest attracts movie lovers from around the country eager to preview some of the season’s most anticipated releases, alongside acclaimed hits from the international festival circuit. They will also ...

Aspen Shortsfest highlights

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Filmmakers from around the world will gather April 5-9 for Aspen Shortsfest 2006 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 15th year, Shortsfest will present an array of short films for all ages chosen from over 45 countries. Two evenings of selected festival highlights will also screen April 14 - 15 at Denver’s Starz FilmCenter in association with the Denver Film Society. From premiers to Oscar®-nominated shorts, this year's International C...

Aspen Shortsfest kicks in

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Comedy writer-director Jason Reitman returns to Aspen as this year’s Director Spotlight guest of honor at the 15th annual Aspen Shortsfest, which takes place April 5 – 9 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations. Aspen Shortsfest’s Closing Night presentation will be Reitman’s feature debut Thank You for Smoking, which has its U.S.premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel and hailed by Variety as “slick, stylish and sharp-witted,”...

Kids First! Film and Video Festival in Denver

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SDIFF28 will also feature the first-ever, live KIDS FIRST! Best Awards ceremony. Children can be their own critics and vote until October 15th on the KIDS FIRST! website (www.kidsfirstmedia.com). Programming is designed for kids 2-18 and includes never-before-seen TV series and feature film titles such as DORA THE EXPLORER, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and sneak previews of feature films.SDIFF28 and The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival will also host a special, Red Carpet event on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p....

27th Aspen FilmFest: its a wrap

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Aspen Filmfest played to significant crowds during its 27th edition. Audiences applauded a wide range of programs and filmmakers to the tune of several sold out shows in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, including the Independent by Nature Award tribute to Rob Reiner, Transamerica with Felicity Huffman, and the highly anticipated The Squid and the Whale. The award for Audience Favorite Feature went to Carroll Ballard?s heart warming adventure Duma, while the Audience Favorite Documentary w...

Kathy Bates and Rob Reiner honored at Aspen

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Aspen Filmfest announced that Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates will come to Aspen when the festival honors Rob Reiner with this year's Independent by Nature Award on Friday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House. Ms. Bates created an indelible impression as Annie Wilkes in Misery, directed by Mr. Reiner. She received both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her performance. She is also featured in Mr. Reiner's latest film, Rumor Has It, starring Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo and Shirley Ma...

Denver Tie 2005 experimental cinema expo Sept 21-25

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TIE 2005 The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, will run September 21-25 in Denver, Colorado, USA.Line-up includes over 100 8mm, 16mm and 35mm films that explore beyond the limits of contemporary screen culture. The festival's various events are scheduled at several of venues and cinema-houses, including the Mayan Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, The Bug Theatre, The Assembly Gallery, Mercury Cafe, and the Denver Starz FilmCenter.New films by: Peter Tscherkassky, Frank Bie...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Aspen Film Festival awards

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The 26th edition of ASPEN FILMFEST wrapped on Sunday evening to rapturous praise from audiences and filmmakers alike. All the films were warmly received including sold-out sessions of the MICHAEL DOUGLAS TRIBUTE, Walter Salles's acclaimed THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and BEING JULIA starring Annette Bening at the Wheeler Opera House.The award for AUDIENCE FAVORITE sponsored by THE ASPEN TIMES went to Shona Auerbach's heart-felt directorial debut DEAR FRANKIE starring Emily Mortimer. THE MOTORCYCLE DIA...

Sundance to Telluride: a tale of 2 fest experiences

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Tale of Two Film Festivals: Telluride and SundanceI was in the lobby of a hotel in Telluride when the actress Laura Linney started singing and dancing to a song from the Broadway play Dreamgirls. Dylan Kidd, director of a film called P.S. starring Linney which premiered at Telluride, was in the lobby, too. Because Kidd may direct the film version of Dreamgirls, Linney was doing an impromptu, playful audition for a part. She received a smattering of applause from the hotel clerk and a small nu...

Fresh news for Aspen Fest

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Today Aspen Filmfest announced the program for its 26th edition which runs September 29 - October 3 in Aspen at the Wheeler Opera House, Carbondale's Crystal Theatre and The Springs Theatre in Glenwood Springs. This annual highly respected festival will host a diverse array of features, documentaries and special presentations including an in-person tribute to Michael Douglas, a panel on the new political documentary, and acclaimed features and documentaries from around the world. Tickets go on s...

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