The 2022 edition of Aspen Shortsfest went on from April 5th to 10th. The festival 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 were announced, visit their website for all details and let’s see the shorts awarded!

Animation

Winner
Freedom Swimmer by Olivia Martin-Mcguire (Australia/France)

Special Mentions
The Shaman’s Apprentice by Zacharias Kunuk (Canada)
A Brief History of Usby Etgar Keret (Poland)

Comedy

Winner
F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K by Harris Doran (USA)

Special Mentions
The Diamond by Vedran Rupic (Sweden)
We Should Get Dinner by Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz (USA)

Documentary

Winner
Video Visit by Malika Zouhali-Worrall (USA)

Special Mentions
Nuisance Bear by Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden (Canada)
The Victorias by Ethan Fuirst (USA)

Drama

Winner
Ousmane by Jorge Camarotti (Canada)

Special Mentions
Some Still Search by Nesaru Tchaas (USA)
Dear Mama by Winter Dunn (USA)

Short Short

Winner
Stranger Than Rotterdam With Sara Driver by Lewie Kloster, Noah Kloster (USA)

Special Mentions
Deerwoods Deathtrap by James P Gannon (USA)
Auntie by Fawzia Mirza (USA)

Student Short

Winner
Egúngún (Masquerade) by Olive Nwosu (Nigeria, United Kingdom)

Special Mentions
Charlotte by Zach Dorn (USA)
Soft Animals by Renee Zhan (United Kingdom, USA)

Other Awards

Ellen Jury (winner)
Freedom Swimmer by Olivia Martin-Mcguire (Australia/France)

Audience Award (winner)
The Diamond by Vedran Rupic (Sweden)

Vimeo Staff Pick Award (winner)
The Victorias by Ethan Fuirst (USA)

Youth Jury (winner)
Enjoy by Saul Abraham (United Kingdom)

Youth Jury (special mention)
Warsha by Dania Bdeir (Lebanon, France)