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2020 Call-for-Entries


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Our upcoming festival edition will take 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. 

2020 our jury has awarded 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

We look forward to welcoming you at the festival! You can also visit us at the Basel House of Film. In 2019 we opened a filmmaker's residency for which we accept applications on a rolling deadline.

Awards presented by:


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)