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Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. The last day of screenings, and my last day at Aspen Film Shortsfest, was split into 3 blocks: a 3:45 animation extravaganza, a 6pm block and ...

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

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Aspen Day 5: I <3 Aspen

Aspen Day 5: I <3 Aspen

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. I almost feel bad sleeping in, but it's been a long few days and this bed is comfortable.  I find out that my hotel has $16 pocket-sized o2 t...

Aspen Day 4: Grape Expectations

Aspen Day 4: Grape Expectations

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Organizing the festival the way it is - by keeping its screenings in two blocks later in the day - it gives you enough time to enjoy the day. ...

Aspen ShortsFest Day 3: Icing on the Cake

Aspen ShortsFest Day 3: Icing on the Cake

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Day 3, full of coffee. Mountain Chalet has become the de facto home to the filmmaker continental breakfast. Rather than enjoying my own hotel...

Aspen ShortsFest Day 2: Artists Anonymous

Aspen ShortsFest Day 2: Artists Anonymous

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Morning, day 2, at Aspen Shortsfest. As I glance around a room filled with about 15 filmmakers, I can honestly say I respect every one of them...

Cool Material Goes to Aspen (Day 1)

Cool Material Goes to Aspen (Day 1)

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. When I was approached to head out to Aspen to cover the 20th annual Aspen Shortsfest, my heart skipped a beat.  For an aspiring filmmaker, th...