Founded in 1979 by Ellen Kohner Hunt, Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Throughout its history Aspen Film has been creating unique and memorable experiences for both the serious cinephile and casual movie lover.
With a reach that stretches through the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen Film organizes a major movie event in every season, offers an extensive education program, and hosts numerous special presentations. Each year, some 30,000 people participate.
The festival is committed to original content. All of the more than 200 films it shows annually are regional debuts, many of which might not otherwise be available to local audiences.
The festival offers one-of-a-kind enrichment opportunities through our educational outreach. Appealing to youth and adults, 90 percent of these programs are offered at no charge.
The festival hosts more than 100 film artists and other special guests every year. Additionally, it collaborates with organizations locally and nationally to put on quality film programs.