Loikka Awards and the Finnish 60secondsdance awards were announced at the end of the festival on Sunday 8th of April. The 2000 € Loikka Award donated by the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, AVEK, was awarded to Sonder by Simona Deaconescu. Yle Teema Uusi Kino award of 1000 € was given to Hannes Renvall, Ria Bäckström and Saija Lehtola for their film Some Ways to Get Rid of a Body. In addition to this, Scottish Billy Cowie was given a special mention for Tango Brasileiro. Czech Veronica Vaculiková’s Cycles won the Loikka Student Award which contains MDFL workshop, donated by Malakta Dance Film Lab.
Spanish Juanjo Giménez’s Timecode won the Loikka Audience Award honorary mention as the best film of the festival voted by the audience. American Alexa Mode, John Boogz and Lil Buck’s Colors of Reality on the other hand won the Loikka Youth Award honorary mention as the best film voted by the students in school screenings. In addition to this, the winners of 60secondsdance competition were also awarded in the Loikka Award ceremony. 60secondsdance, held for the third time, is an annual Nordic competition for dance films with a length of one minute. The winner of the main award of 1500 € is Jan Vesala with the Danish film Bang. The Runner Up award of 500 € was awarded to Sami Hokkanen with Little Things. Best one-minute dance film voted by the audience is Remains by Greek Vasilis Arvanitakis.
Future Screens of Dance conference, held alongside the festival, received over 150 participants, most of whom represented international dance film festivals and filmmakers. The diverse programme of the Loikka Festival and the conference were seen as crucial in developing the collaboration and the field of dance film. As a result of the conference several concrete proposals were made to advance the international collaboration and to improve the state of dance film.