21.4.2015 by Amanda Mannström
Winners of the international dance film competition 60secondsdance will be announced on Friday the 24th of April. This year three Finnish films made it to the finals.
60secondsdance is an international online competition for dance films. The competition is an open call competition. Dance films of all genres are welcome, as long as they do not exceed 60 seconds in length. 272 films from 49 different countries submitted to the competition this year.
The competition is co-produced by three partners, Finnish Loikka Dance Film Festival, Danish Dansehallerne/ScreenMoves and Swedish ScreenDance Festival. Each country has a jury consisting of professionals from the film and dance industry. The jury in each country chooses their top ten films for the finals, and selects a national winner for each country. Each submitted film therefore has the chance to win three times. The jurys also selects a mutual top 30 list.
The favourites of the Finnish jury was announced during the Loikka festival in March.
On Friday the winner according to the Danish jury will be awarded at Cinemateket. All Danish top ten films, including the Finnish submissions ”Passage” and ”Bodylanguage Consult” and ”Jump”, will be shown at the prize ceremony. The screening is followed by a reception at the Asta Bar at Cinemateket.
The third and final event in this years competition will be at the ScreenDance Festival in Stockholm on April 29th.
The 2015 Danish finalists:
Breakadventure (DE) – Igor Krasik
Dissection (FR) – Jérémy Tran/Paul Girard
Passage (FI) – Maria Oinonen
Fragile (CH) – Flurina Roethlin
And even then we’ll still pretend (DK) – Kasper Nybo/Shuli Nordbek Azoulay/Gunilla Lind
Bodylanguage Consult (FI) – Kim Saarinen/Johanna Keinänen
Eadweard Muybridge. A Ballet in Five Movements, Movement One (UK) – Edward Rose/Nick Reynolds
Nashima (US) – Chelsea Hunter
Jump (DK) – Taneli Törmä/Jan Vesala
Turning (around) (MX) – Hayde Lachino
All films can be seen here.