Filmmakers Residency

The Basel House of Film now offers three months long residencies for artists working in the field of film and television. Together with supporters, partners and thanks to a generous donor our association was able to created a place of inspiration for filmmakers and an opportunity for the city of Basel to spread its rich offerings into the world, using the visual artists and the medium of film.

The focus of the residency is set on up-and-coming filmmakers. the maximum age for participants is 35 years. Duration: 3 months. National and international talents are welcome in Basel. Chosen applicants are given the opportunity to reflect or create in silence during an important phase of their life. The filmmakers can work in Basel or simply be inspired by the offerings of Switzerland's capital of culture. Basel offers numerous cultural gems such as the Art Basel exhibition, the carnival, a variety of museums, music events as well as the famous Christmas market. At the same time, the local film scene can get in touch with the residents and network. A stipend to cover travel expenses and cost of living complements the offer.

It is possible to actively pursue a project while staying at the residency. Whether it be writing a script, preparing for a film, drawing storyboards or editing a film. Therefore the infrastructure in the House of Film is at the resident's disposal. It features a clubhouse, offices, a little cinema space (with VR equipment) and an editing/grading suite powered by Hewlett Packard.


We look forward to receiving applications:

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You will need to submit your CV, a motivational statement and/or any other supporting materials such as links to your works that helps us get to know you better. Make sure to email these documents no later than a week following your official application to:


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This initiative was made possible by the supporters and partners below as well as by a generous donation, for which we are very thankful. If you would like to support the residency or participate as a partner, please feel free to contact us any time.


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