is open! Deadline: June 1st 2024 - Send us your Shorts

We will accept short films for our upcoming festival edition that takes place from 27 – 31 August   2024.
This year we will award a prize for the best "electric" Short film! The film which comes closest to the topic and illuminates an interpretation in an unexpected and creative way will be awarded with the best "electric" short film award.

In addition to the annual prize money, the winners of the 16th 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 (presented by SRG): CHF 2'000
Gässli Young Talent Award under 21 years: 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 "electric" Short Film Award: CHF 1'000
International Short Film Award: CHF 1'000

We will also have a public voting for all selected movies, our Social Media Audience Award.
Entry deadline is June 1st 2024! 

Submit your shorts now directly with us.
Conditions of entry: English| Deutsch

We look forward to welcoming you at the festival! If you have any questions, please shoot us an email to: You can also visit us at the Basler Filmhaus during the year and drop off your movie personally. Since March 2019 we've 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)

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