The 2021 edition of Aspen Shortsfest started on April 6th and ended on 11th. It was the 30th edition of the festival, which is Academy Award Qualifying with the prizes Best Animation, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Short Short, Best Documentary.

Aspen Shortsfest is also Canadian Screen Awards Qualifying and BAFTA Cymru Qualifying.

Winners have been announced. On their website you will also be able to find the statements from the juries.

Jury Awards

Jury Award for Animation
O Black Hole by Renee Zhan (United Kingdom)

Jury Award for Comedy
Affairs of the art by Joanna Quinn (United Kingdom, Canada)

Jury Award for Documentary
We Have One Heart by Katarzyna Warzecha (Poland)

The Ellen Award
We Have One Heart by Katarzyna Warzecha (Poland)

Jury Award for Drama
Marlon Brando by Vincent Tilanus (Netherlands)

Special mention of the Jury for Drama
Between You and Milagros by Mariana Saffon (Colombia, USA)

Jury Award for Short Short
The Fourfold by Alisi Telengut (Canada)

Special mention of the Jury for Short Short
Old Dog by Anne Marie Fleming (Canada)

Audience Award

Audience Award
Close Ties to Home Country by Akanksha Cruczynski (USA)

Student/Youth Awards

Jury Award for Student Short
Plaisir by Molly Gillis (France)

Youth Jury Awards
Plaisir by Molly Gillis (France)