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2020 Call-for-Entries


Deadline: Extended till 7. June 2020 - Send us your Shorts / Innovative Storytelling Projects!

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with the submissions. We're doing our best to solve the issues as quick as possible. Since the Deadline is extended till 7. June 2020 you have enough time to hand in your shorts. Thank you for your understanding.

We now accept short films, VR and media arts projects for our upcoming festival edition that takes place from 24. - 30. August 2020. 

In addition to the annual prize money worth CHF 8'000, the winners of the 12th Gässli Film Festival will receive a "Basil". The trophy with the motif of our local Basilisk dragon will be presented to this year's winners as a thank-you and appreciation for their craft. 

Our jury will award the following prizes:

Best director Award: CHF 2'000
Gässli Young Talent Award under 21 years of age: CHF 500 and a voucher from the Kulturbüro Basel worth CHF 500
Gässli Young Talent Award under 31 years: CHF 1'000
Best Music Video Award: CHF 1'000
Best Swiss Short Film Award: CHF 1'000
Best International Short Film Award: CHF 1'000
Best Innovative Storytelling Award: CHF 500

Conditions of entry: English | Deutsch

Submit your shorts and Innovative Storytelling Projects now. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the festival! You can also visit us at the Basel House of Film during the year and drop off your movie personally. Starting in March 2019 we opened a filmmaker's residency for which we accept applications on a rolling deadline.


Credits: Sulger Stiftung, Fabian Frei @ Jermann AG (Scanning, 3D-Model), Claudio Antonelli (Modifications, Rendering), Giacun Caduff (Idea, Concept & Project Manager), Irina Biadici & Sophia Ralston (Addl. Design Help), Mikkel Kring @ All3DP GmbH (Finishing, 3D Printing)