The Gässli Film Festival is a Swiss short film festival with an international flair. As a non-profit event taking place in the city of Basel, the festival conveys cinematic fascination and a close look behind the art of filmmaking. Several prizes are awarded each year with a «Basil» trophy in various categories – which focus on the promotion of up-and-coming talents. In addition, an inspiring personality from the film business presides the jury, presents a cross-section of his or her work and gives the audience tips and tricks along the way.
The 15th edition of Gässli Film Festival will take place from August 30th to September 3rd 2023 under the theme “Between_Worlds". Filmmakers are invited to creatively interpret the thematic framework and are actively encouraged to submit works which are in transition between genres, portray characters experiencing the tension of two states or contain narratives that dare to break out of conventional narrative structures. We look forward to exciting films of all genres, from horror, art house, comedy, documentary, sci-fi, amateur and many others, all interpretive possibilities are welcome. We set the subject as an open task and look forward to a variety of ideas.
This year we will award a prize for the best «Zwischen_Welten» («Between_Worlds) Short film . The film which comes closest to the topic "Between_Worlds" and
which illuminates an interpretation in an unexpected and creative way, will be awarded with the Best «Between_Worlds» Short Award.
Our jury will award the following prizes:
*Best director Award: CHF 2'000 (presented by SRG)
*Gässli Young Talent Award under 21 years of age: CHF 500 & CHF 500 Voucher «Kulturbüro»
*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 «Between_Worlds» Short Award: CHF 1'000 (NEW)
We will also have a public voting for all selected movies, our Social Media Audience Award.