welcome to look&roll

The 7th edition of the international short film festival «look&roll» will be held from September 20 to 23 in Basel, Switzerland. The selected contributions will compete for two audience awards worth CHF 5’000.- and 2’500.- and two jury awards worth CHF 5’000.- and 2’500.-

Festivaltrailer 2018:


Our topics are the life with impairments, different abilities, ageing and the elder and our attitude is far from pity. It is obvious that weakness, failure and being excluded from the happy few are ubiquitous experiences in societies where standardization, efficiency at the workplace and greed are rapidly growing. It is obvious, that knowing to deal with «look&roll’s» topics is more important than ever. We are talking about human diversity and we hope to contribute to keep the waters troubled!

The programming board as well as our juries include both film professionals and people with disabilities. Full access for wheelchair users, audiodescription, SDH and a translation of speeches and moderations into sign language are standard at «look&roll». It is one of the very few inclusive festivals worldwide. The result is an open-minded, joyful and welcoming atmosphere.

«Best of look&roll» programmes have been screened at hundreds of occasions in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Liechtenstein and Slovenia (And it seems Italy will soon follow). We respect copyright and pay fees to the rights holders whenever their works are included in one of our programmes.

Entries can be sent at any time and there is no entry fee. To begin with, we need a screener for download and including English, French or German subtitles. For entries without subtitles we need a dialogue list in one of the said languages as hard of hearing or deaf colleagues are always involved in our selection process.

The winners of look&roll 2016 are (Statements of the jury)
1st prize of the jury (CHF 5’000.-) for
ALLES IS GEZEGD (Nothing Left Unsaid)
Director: Anne-Marieke Graafmans
Audience Award (CHF 4’000.-) for
IK LAAT JE GAAN (Letting You Go)
Director: Kim Faber
2nd prize of the jury (CHF 2’500.-) for
DER BESTE WEG (The Best Way)
Angelika Herta
Special mention of the jury for
Michael Achtman
Festival director’s special award (CHF 1’000.-) for
Michael Achtman


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support by: