Magazine article Screen International

'Aaba', 'Three Red Sweaters' among Aspen Shortsfest Winners

Magazine article Screen International

'Aaba', 'Three Red Sweaters' among Aspen Shortsfest Winners

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Four jury prize winners qualify for Academy consideration.

Top brass at Aspen Film handed out more than $15,000 in prizes as the 26th Aspen Shortsfest concluded on Sunday evening.

Amar Kaushik's Aaba (Grandfather) from India won best drama and Martha Gregory's US entry Three Red Sweaters prevailed in the documentary competition.

Fabio Friedli's Swiss selection In A Nutshell won best animation and the best comedy award went to Carlo Francisco Manatad's Fatima Maria Torres And The Invasion Of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 from the Philippines.

Call Of Cuteness (Germany) by Brenda Lien won best short short. The animation, comedy, drama and short shorts winners are all eligible for Oscar consideration.

Schoolyard Blues (Sweden) by Maria Eriksson was named best student short.

The top five audience award winners in order of most votes were: Eyes Of Exodus (Greece-USA) by Alexandria Liveris; In a Nutshell by Fabio Friedli; Get Up, Kinshasa! (France) by Sébastien Maitre; and Nothing Ever Really Ends (Norway) by Jakob Rørvik; and Make A Wish (Sweden) by Jonathan Etzel.

In additional awards, The End Of Time (Cuba-USA) by Milcho Manchevksi took The Ellen Award, and Eriksson's Schoolyard Blues claimed The Youth Jury Award. …

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