Basel, June 26, 2022

The Plains wins the Peter Liechti Award 2022

Filmmaker Norika Sefa, who won the Peter Liechti Award at the last Bildrausch with her debut film Looking for Venera, passed the award on to David Easteal for The Plains.  She motivated her decision, among other things, by the "physical impact" his film provokes.  



Basel, 26. Juni 2022

The Last Name of John Cage wins the Short Film Award 2022

The jury was deeply impressed by the "interplay of outer silence and inner noise" in Margaux Guillemard's film.



Basel, June 26, 2022

Kapr Code is lucky 

All Bildrausch films deserve a prize. That's why our lucky ticket is awarded by chance.



Basel, May 23, 2022

Heddy Honigmann (1951-2022) 

The 11th Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel pays homage to the Dutch-Peruvian filmmaker Heddy Honigmann who passed away in Amsterdam on May 21, 2022. 

Harry Bos from the Center Pompidou in Paris wrote an essay about her work. 



> Program of the Tribute to Heddy Honigmann

Basel, May 18, 2022

Stop·Zemlia opens the 11th Festival edition

The Ukrainian feature film Stop-Zemlia will open the 11th Bildrausch - Filmfest Basel on Wednesday, June 22. The coming of age story by Kateryna Gornostai is a hommage to Ukrainian youth before the war.


Basel, May 16, 2022

Around the World in 10 Movies 

Basel’s international film festival, Bildrausch, brings the world to the screens. Over five days, a total of 30 short, medium-length and long films will be shown at Stadtkino Basel, kult.kino atelier, Kaserne Basel and Gare Du Nord. The international program will present ten long films from all continents, six of them as Swiss premieres.


Basel, May 15, 2022

New productions from Germany, France and Switzerland

Intense feelings, daring experiments and uncomfortable perspectives presented in a manner that is both refreshing and to the point. Bildrausch shows short films from Germany, France and Switzerland. 


Basel, May 13, 2022

tree of life passing by 

Salomé Jashi is one of the great talents of Georgian cinema. Her gracefully poetic documentary Taming the Garden tells of trees and of our moral dilemma in dealing with nature and with ourselves. In the Stadtkino Basel bar we will encounter her cinematic raw material, projected onto the ceiling.


Basel, May 12, 2022

Kapr Code at Gare du Nord 

For the first time Bildrausch is hosting a screening at Gare to Nord. The program features a cinephonic opera.  


Basel, May 4, 2022

Tribute to Heddy Honigmann (1951-2022) 

The 11th Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel pays homage to the Dutch-Peruvian filmmaker Heddy Honigmann (1951-2022). 


Basel, May 4, 2022

New poster and new venues 

Bildrausch will be staged as an in-person festival; new venues are the Kaserne Basel and the Gare du Nord. Selected films will be available online and barrier-free for 48 hours. As the festival’s new artistic director, Susanne Guggenberger is responsible for the program for the first time.


Basel, May 4, 2022

Thematic focus and Atelier 

The focus program Wound/Wonder deals with the wounds and wonders of human existence and presents four films. A workshop with the filmmakers delves into their creative process. 


Basel, November 16, 2021 

The new trio of directors is complete

Samuel Steinemann has been appointed new overall director of Stadtkino, Landkino, Kinemathek Le Bon Film and Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel. Beat Schneider will become artistic director of Stadtkino, Landkino and Kinemathek Le Bon Film. Susanne Guggenberger will become artistic director of Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel. 


Basel, October 12, 2021 

Welcome, Susanne Guggenberger! 

The Austrian film producer and writer has been appointed the new artistic director and working on the program of the eleventh Bildrausch - Filmfest Basel since October 1, 2021.


Basel, June 30, 2021 

Nicole Reinhard moves to Filmpodium Zürich 

Nicole Reinhard, the co-director of Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel, is leaving the festival at the end of November 2021 in order to become the director of Filmpodium Zürich. 


Basel, June 20, 2021 

Olaf Möller gives the laudation for Dominik Graf

Freelance author and curator Olaf Möller praised the second Bildrausch Honorary Award winner as an "extraordinary genius".


Basel, June 20,2021 

Rockwell and Sefa win 

The awards of the 10th Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel were presented on June 20 in a hybrid award ceremony. The main prizes of the international competition went to Coming of Age stories from the USA and Kosovo. 


Basel, June 20, 2021 

We are memories 

Basel director Marion Nyffenegger wins our new short film competition with her animation We are memories. Ruth Baettig, Cyrill Gerber and Benny Jaberg were the jurors of the selection on the theme of My First Buzz.


Basel, June 20, 2021 

This is not a burial it's a resurrection 

The international jury gives a special mention to Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and his film This is not a burial, it's a resurrection.


Basel, June 14, 2021 

Numerous guests from around the world 

On Wednesday, 16 June, the Italian-Belgian feature film Miss Marx opens our birthday edition in the presence of director Susanna Nicchiarelli. Until 20 June, we screen a total of 80 short and feature-length films, including numerous Swiss premieres, accompanied by the filmmakers. 


Basel, May 31, 2021 

Bildrausch hybrid 

We are celebrating our 10th birthday in cinemas and in your living room, with live events, talks, and a streaming service that invites you to explore all parts of the programme.


Basel, May 20, 2021 

Bildrausch presents its new kaleidoscope

On the occasion of its 10th birthday, Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel presents a new programme: Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of international cinema. All films are presented as Swiss premieres and, if possible, in the presence of the filmmakers. 


Basel, May 11, 2021 

Félix Dufour-Laperrière's islands in the stream

Bildrausch is thrilled to host the young artist's first retrospective. His latest feature Archipelago will screen in the international competiton.


Basel, May 6, 2021 

Bildrausch honors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

The Lebanese artists question the fabrication of images and representations, the construction of imaginaries, and the writing of history. Bildrausch will showcase a retrospective and invites them to discuss their approach in the Thinking/Space. 


Basel, April 27, 2021

Dominik Graf to receive the Honorary Award for Visionary Cinema 

The extraordinarily versatile filmmaker will receive the award at the 10th Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel in person and will present the Swiss premiere of his latest film Fabian – Going to the Dogs.


Basel, April 27, 2021

The Swiss Premiere of Fabian - Going to the Dogs 

Dominik Graf, his actors Tom Schilling and Albrecht Schuch as well as producer Felix von Boehm will attend the Swiss premiere.


Basel, March 5, 2021

Bears for friends: Maren Eggert, Radu Jude and Ramon and Silvan Zürcher awarded at the Berlinale

The first part of this year's Berlinale ended with awards for artists who are no strangers to Basel. 


Basel, February 22, 2021

My first Buzz

Bildrausch is launching a series of initiatives aimed at younger generations.

Under the motto "Mein erster Rausch", Bildrausch is launching a whole range of initiatives for under-30-year-olds, including a discounted day pass for youths, students and trainees. For a flat rate of 30 CHF, young visitors can enjoy visually stunning worlds and courageous stories from morning to night!


Basel, February 11, 2021

On the trail of our Bildrausch friends

Christophe Cognet, Radu Jude and Julian Radlmaier are celebrating their premieres in Berlin.


Basel, February 10, 2021

Rosi goes to Hollywood

Gianfranco Rosi's latest film Notturno is on the Oscar shortlist for best documentary feature.


Basel, February 9, 2021

From Sundance to Berlin

In January, the Bildrausch friend Vadim Jendreyko presented his latest work at Robert Redford’s legendary film festival. In March, he will be showing Taming the Garden at the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival.


Basel, January 6, 2021

Next stop: Sundance

Bildrausch friend Vadim Jendreyko is presenting his latest work at Robert Redford's legendary film festival.


Basel, January 5, 2021

A City is a Cinema

Bildrausch, the Fine Arts Museum Basel and the Short Film Festival of Switzerland turn the entire city into a cinema! With our "A City is a Cinema" tour, we are transforming Basel's familiar facades, hidden walls and anonymous surfaces into public festival screens.


Basel, December 23, 2020

Touring the festivals

The Spanish all-rounder Luís Miñarro is presenting his latest cinematic contribution in the competition programme of International Film Festival Rotterdam.

In 2019, the director Luís Miñarro celebrated the Swiss premiere of Love Me Not – an exciting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome – in Bildrausch's international competition programme 'Cutting Edge'. Already in 2014, his directing debut Stella Cadente reinvented the costume drama genre in an abstract and lavishly inventive way, and he came to Basel then for the first time.


Basel, December 22, 2020

A Place to Be

The stage is set for the Bildrausch Salon 2021! Bildrausch is occupying Theaterplatz with its new festival centre: A open space for encounters and a central meeting point with a fine bar and delicious snacks.

The things that this space has already seen and heard! Be it a legendary concert or a heated panel debate, be it an intimate film screening, analogue film development or concentrated film critique, be it performance, an opening event or a party: for all those who are not sitting in the cinema or on the piazza, the Bildrausch Salon is the place to be, and even in 2021 nobody will want to avoid it!


Basel, December 17, 2020

Of Animals and Humans

Lav Diaz's latest film makes it into the Asian Top 10 of the legendary New Music Express (NME).

Since 1952, the legendary English New Music Express (NME) has been publishing its "best" lists. This has not changed during the pandemic. The editorial team spent a lot of time finding the world's best films of the year 2020 at the virtual film festivals. The Bildrausch winner Lav Diaz made it into the top 10 of East and South Asian cinema with his latest film Genus Pan (Lahi, Hayop). Congratulations!


Basel, Oktober 14, 2020

A Manifesto for Cinema 

Thai director and auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul is making use of the current deceleration to think about the future of cinema. 

Thai director and auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul – the winner of the Bildrausch Ring of Film Art in 2016 for Cemetery of Splendor – is making use of the current deceleration to think about the future of cinema. In an equally poetic and radical utopia of a Cinema of the Present, he imagines how the temporary break from cinema can inspire us to take a slower, more patient and more sensual approach to enjoying films, for "when the future is uncertain, the present becomes precious".


Basel, June 3, 2018 

Dragon Blood 

About the films of Paul Schrader. A laudatory speech for the first Honorary Award of Visionary Cinema, by Dominik Graf. 

The Taxi Driver, the American Gigolo, these hypermodern masculine figures, these prototypes that have virtually dug a ridge into our collective consciousness – one can almost sing about them!