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2021 Call-for-Entries


Deadline: 1. June 2021 - Send us your Shorts / Innovative Storytelling Projects!

We accept short films, VR and media arts projects for our upcoming festival edition that takes place from 23. - 29. August 2021. Our new Prize goes to the best Animation Film!   

In addition to the annual prize money worth CHF 10'000, the winners of the 13th 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 Animated Short Film Award: CHF 1'000 (NEW)
Best Innovative Storytelling Award: CHF 1'000
Social Media Audience Award

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)