About Film

The Film program presents the most visionary and inspiring artists’ cinema of today. It features a wide range of artistic expressions, narratives, and formats. During the Film program, artists, filmmakers, institutions and global audiences meet and come together. Screenings, survey programs, live acts, conversations, and other special events shape the Film sector, which offers a unique occasion for the discovery of art and the participation in the fundamental dialogue between cinema, visual cultures and contemporary art.

Art Basel Film 2024 entangles ecology, intimacy, history, and politics with a series of short film programs, surveys, and feature films. The Political Life of Plants looks at how the vegetal world has been a major figure of recent artists’ cinema. Pinochet Porn documents the outstanding work of late artist Ellen Cantor (1961-2013). Perfect Lives and HURRAH, WE ARE STILL ALIVE! offer a comprehensive survey of Agnieszka Polska’s filmic work. Bats and Rockets celebrate artists’ films for young audiences, from age 4 to 99. Accompanying each session, Tiffany Sia’s short film series Scroll Figure reflects on the relationship between images and the pictoric, political, narrated Real. 

Film takes place at Stadkino Basel, Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel, Switzerland. Directions can be found here.

Discover the full program below.



 See below the artists and galleries participating in this year's Film program.


Ulla von Brandenburg |Pilar Corrias




Agnieszka Polska |Galeria Dawid Radziszewski


Ben Rivers |Kate McGarry


Tiffany Sia |Felix Gaudlitz
Roman Signer |Trautwein Herleth


Zheng Bo |Kiang Malingue