Bildrausch Filmfest Basel
“Bildrausch” (drunk on images) is a name, a credo. Driven by a furious desire for overwhelming cinema, memorable encounters, and creative surprises, this intimate international film festival champions the passionate exploration of today’s relevant auteur cinema. Bildrausch explores the hidden corners of film history and looks into the future of the seventh art. Fearless experiments, artful installations, and musical interventions complete the multifaceted cinematic landscape. The result is a representation of the world that is as authentic as it is artificial.
In the “Cutting Edge” international competition program, the roughly one dozen handpicked films are characterized by a willingness to take narrative risks and an untamed desire for the visual. They include works from all genres and continents and are appraised by a jury of renowned film personalities, who pick the winners of the two awards.
The festival also makes burning social issues visible and shows the essence of cinema as film art: uncompromising, inquisitive, and headstrong, with radical directors, vigorous movements of cinematic renewal, and subversive trends of film history that are featured in their “Special Programs.”
Finally, the “Kaleidoscope” program captures the infinite variety of cinema and the dazzling, multifaceted, and performative power of contemporary filmmaking, from popular forms to daring experiments. The festival is completed by a supporting program with film talks, panel discussions, readings, concerts, exhibitions, and performances. It builds personal bridges between the filmmakers and audience members and creates an inspiring, charming, and relaxed atmosphere for you to encounter the arts. Visit their German/English website to learn more about the films that will be presented and to purchase your tickets.
The festival will take place inside and outside of the Stadtkino Basel (Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel), the Kult.Kino Atelier (Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel), Gare du Nord (Schwarzwaldallee 200, 4058 Basel), Reithalle of Kaserne Basel (Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel) and at the Campari Bar (Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel).
Single tickets are CHF 17 for adults and CHF 13 for students (early bird tickets are CHF 13/8 for screenings starting before 15:00). An Explorer Day Pass is CHF 30 for people under age 30; multi-passes with 4 single tickets are CHF 56/44, and festival passes are CHF 100/90.