The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, AVEK, is giving away a prize 2000 euros in the form of Loikka Award for the best dance film chosen by the international jury. With the donation AVEK wishes to show thanks to Loikka festival celebrating its anniversary as well as to encourage professional dance filmmakers to new accomplishments.
AVEK is a promoter of independent audiovisual productions focusing on documentary films, short films and short animations. AVEK supports the further education of professionals on audiovisual fields, development of audiovisual expression, Finnish audiovisual export and also festivals and events. AVEK operates in connection with the Finnish copyright organisation Kopiosto.
Loikka Awards ceremony will be held in Kino Andorra on Sunday 8th of April at 7:30 PM. The awards are the main Loikka Award of 2000 € given to the best film chosen by the international jury, Loikka Youth Award given in collaboration with Malakta Lab, and Loikka Audience Award, an honorary award given to the best film voted by the festival audience. In addition to this, the Finnish 60secondsdance favouries will be awarded at the same ceremony.
Each country, Finland, Denmark and Norway, have selected their Top10 favourite dance films with the duration of one minute. Now you can also vote for your own favourite at 60secondsdance.com. You have time to vote until Friday 6th April 2018 cl.12.00 (CET).
60secondsdance is a competition for dance films with the duration of one minute. The competition promotes the art form of dance film and gives dance filmmakers an online platform to showcase their work. The competition is co-produced by three partners: Loikka Dance Film Festival, Dansehallerne/ScreenMoves (DK) and DansiT (NO). With the Nordic collaboration we wish to increase the interest and broaden the awareness of dance films in general.
In 2018, for the fourth time, 60secondsdance competition seeks out the finest in one-minute dance films. The Finnish jury will select the Top10, Runner Up and winning films of the competition. The winners chosen by the jury will receive prizes. Audience members can also vote for their favourite through 60secondsdance.com web-site.
Finnish Jury 2018:
Kati Kallio (Artistic director of Loikka Dance Film Festival)
Otto Kylmala (Writer-director, Artistic Director of festivals, Curator, Critic)
Piia Nokelainen (Film Commissioner - The Finnish Film Foundation)
Tapani Rinne (Musician and Composer)
Read more, watch the films and vote for your favourite: www.60secondsdance.com
Loikka is paying it forward ❤️ Take part in the Mesenaatti crowdfunding campaign and offer youths, immigrants or a group of your own choice a chance to attend dance film and virtual reality screenings at Loikka Festival. Loikka will give tickets to different target groups in collaboration with HelsinkiMissio and the Finnish Red Cross.
Tickets for HelsinkiMissio will be delivered to volunteer work in activities aiding young people. The target group is 12-29-year-olds who are in need of a support person. The most common reasons for reaching out to a support person are lack of activities, a need of someone to talk to, family relationship challenges, difficulties in everyday life and facing loneliness. The support persons are over 25-year-old trained volunteers who meet with the youths two to four times a month. By giving out tickets to HelsinkiMissio you are enabling the youths and their support persons to visit Loikka Festival.
Tickets for the Finnish Red Cross will be delivered to volunteer work in aiding social activities with people of all ages as well as integrative activities with immigrants. The volunteers of the Finnish Red Cross offer help and support for people feeling lonely by arranging versatile range of friend agencies for youths, adults and elderly people and by supporting the integration of immigrants in Finland. By giving out tickets to the Finnish Red Cross you are enabling their target groups along with the volunteers to visit Loikka Festival.
With the crowd funding campaign we hope to receive new audiences at Loikka Festival. At the same time we wish to promote dance film and virtual reality pieces and offer a chance for people who normally wouldn’t get to enjoy dance film screenings an access to our festival. Our versatile programme is not bound to language, and therefore it is suitable for a wide audience from youths to families with children and to elderly viewers.
Find out more and support our crowdfunding campaign: https://mesenaatti.me/en/campaign/?id=845#single/view
Do you want to take part in creating the 10th Loikka Dance Film Festival? Join our team and become a volunteer!
Loikka is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for versatile tasks in festival production, such as delivering posters, upholding ticket sales and info desk and assisting with multiple tasks in film screenings and the international conference.
This year we are also looking for volunteers to assist with realising the VR programme at Annantalo. As a volunteer you get to work with experts in the field of VR and learn about the different forms and execution of VR experiences. We are looking for volunteers for technical tasks and to uphold the virtual reality works and guide the audience. All the volunteers will be trained for the assignment on April 4th. We require the volunteers to engage for the assignment at least for two days. The volunteers are needed from 3rd to 9th of April, for building and taking down the VR sets as well as assisting with practical tasks during the festival.
As a volunteer at Loikka you get to learn a lot and work in an inspiring atmosphere. In addition to this you are welcome to experience the festival programme and you will receive a letter of reference. Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell a bit about your background, previous experience at festivals and of which tasks you are interested in at Loikka. Please let us also know when you are available to volunteer during the festival dates 5 to 8 April or as a VR volunteer 3 to 9 April. Delivering posters will take place already on weeks 12 and 13.