LOIKKA Dance Film Festival


Open Call for LOIKKA 2012 Dance Film Festival has started

Submit your film between August 10 – October 31, 2011

To submit your film to LOIKKA dance film festival you should fill a submission form on LOIKKA’s Website, pay a submission fee (15 €) and send your preview copy to LOIKKA’s festival office.

You can find the submission form from http://www.loikka.fi/festivaali/open-call-2012

Before submitting your film, please see LOIKKA dance film festival Guidelines for Open Call



LOIKKA dance film festival 2011

March 24th to 27th 2011
Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
BioRex, Lasipalatsi

The fourth LOIKKA dance film festival 2011 took place in Helsinki Finland.

LOIKKA dance film festival presents high quality dance film - both new and classics - as well as lectures, workshops and events.

From this site you can find information about LOIKKA 2011 dance film festival.



Dance Genres in Film 1.

Which one leads, the dance or the dancer? Dance Genres in Film 1 series introduces various concepts of dance and dancer. These seven short films of the first thematic series present different dancers with whom the dance changes, and who sometimes experience change with the dance.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 26th 2011 at 5:00 p.m.


Dance Genres in film 2.

The second thematic series of the festival presents ten short films that provide an individual viewpoint on dance and the moving human body. As a whole, these films also offer one possible answer to the question of what is meant by the term dance film – what can it express, and how? The expressive power of movement need not be tied to dance vocabularies or narrow definitions of art, as the borders of film and dance are open to new, freshly challenging visions.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11?
March 26th 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Forward Motion

Forward Motion is a collection of outstanding British screen dance films. A British Council project co-produced with South East Dance, Forward Motion offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of British screen dance. Curated and presented by leading figures in the British dance and film world, it includes rare archive footage and pioneering early dance films alongside innovative and contemporary shorts.

Forward Motion: Intros

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 25th 2011 at 2:30 p.m.

Forward Motion: Insights

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 25th 2011 klo 6:15 p.m.

Forward Motion: Artists' Choice

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 25th 2011 klo 8:30 p.m.


Sanjay Lela Bhansali: Devdas (2002)

Devdas is an epic melodrama situated in 1930s Bengali. It was listed as one of the 100 Best Films of World Cinema by Empire magazine last year. This is the third Bollywood version in Hindi of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's beloved novel and the most expensive Bollywood film made at the time.

Before the film Reetta Flink holds a lecture on dance scenes in Bollywood films. Lecture is free and in Finnish.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 26th 2011 at 1:30 p.m.


Frederick Wiseman: La Danse – The Paris Opera Ballet (2009)

Veteran director Frederick Wiseman's documentary La Danse – The Paris Opera Ballet (2009) provides a long in-depth tour behind the scenes at the Paris Opera. 

Bio Rex, Lasipalatsi
March 27th 2011 at 1:00 p.m.


Carlos Saura: Bodas de Sangre (1981)

LOIKKA brings Carlos Saura's classic flamenco film Blood Wedding (1981) to the silver screen. It is based on one of the most loved Spanish poets' Federico Garcia Lorca's play by the same name.

BioRex, Lasipalatsi
March 27th 2011 at 5:30 p.m.




Bob Fosse: Cabaret (1972)

Every year LOIKKA exhibits dancefilm classics. This year the festival presents Cabaret, a 1972 film directed by Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse. The film received ten nominations and won eight Academy Awards including Best Director – leaving behind even Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola.

BioRex, Lasipalatsi
March 27th 2011 at 8:30 p.m.



Open call selection

LOIKKA dance film festival open call selection is published. The festival received close to 60 films from which fourteen were chose to the final selection. The open call board was especially delighted by the high quality of the films.

Raadin valinnat 1.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 24th 2011 at 7:30 p.m. 

Raadin valinnat 2.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 25th 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Raadin valinnat 3.

Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 26th 2011 at 9:00 p.m.


LOIKKApro workshops

David Hinton's workshop

Dance film director and writer David Hinton gives a lecture on dance film screenwriting. You can also apply to the personal feedback discussion with Mr. Hinton (30 min). Submit either a treatment (1 page maximum) or a script extract (3 pages maximum) to [email protected]. NOTE! The lecture and submitted work in English.

David Hinton: Words and Movement Workshop
Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 25th 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lecture 15 €
Lecture and personal feedback discussion 20 €


Marlene Millar's lecture

The highly respected Canadian dance film director Marlene Millar gives a lecture titled Seeing Dance on Film at LOIKKA dance film festival. In her lecture Millar tells about her work as short and dance film director and also gives viewpoint on how to direct a choreography made for camera.

Lecture is in English.

Obligatory enrollment to the lecture to [email protected]

Marlene Millar: Seeing Dance on Film
Andorra, Eerikinkatu 11
March 24th 2011 from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Fee 6 €


Off Program

LOIKKA's free public screenings 

[email protected]

Poster Exhibition




LOIKKA dance film festival venues are Kulttuurikompleksi Andorra and Bio Rex at Lasipalatsi. See the venue of each screening later on this website.


Pre-sale starts on March 1st.

LOIKKA passes:

Friday 25th 15 €
Saturday 26th 20 €
Sunday 27th 15€
kokoLOIKKA (all days) 40 €
Single tickets 6 €

Tickets from Tiketti.

How to get there

LOIKKA dance film festival is held in the center of Helsinki, Finland. Easiest way to get to the city center from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport is by bus. Take bus number 615 to its final destination which is Helsinki main railway station. The festival venues are within the walking distance from the railwaystation.

The bus ticket from the airport is 4 € for adults. If you are staying more than one day in Helsinki we recommend a tourist ticket. You can purchase a tourist ticket for regional or Helsinki internal travels for 1 to 7 days.


You can contact LOIKKA dance film festival staff from
[email protected]