Loikka Dance Film Festival 2013


Loikka is Finland’s annual dance film festival. Now in its seventh year, Loikka welcomes cinematic dance works of any genre, style, or technique, from short and feature-length films to documentaries and 3D dance films. The program is complemented by workshops, events and the famous Loikka festival club. The Loikka festival 2014 call for entries is now open. The deadline for film applications is September 30th, 2013.

Loikka strives to constantly push not only the artistic frontiers, but also the technical state of the art of dance film. Alongside our normal programming, we accept open call submissions for stereoscopic 3D dance films. In addition, for the first time ever, Loikka now accepts submissions for films that can be screened at 4K resolution.

Loikka festival welcomes dance films of any style, length, genre or technique. As in previous years, the majority of our programming will comprise short dance films, but we are also looking to screen a limited number of full-length works.

Previous screenings

There is no restriction on the date of completion of the submitted works, nor on the number of works submitted by an applicant (however, each submitted film is subject to its own entry fee). There is no limitation on submission for films that have been presented at other festivals and/or online. No screening royalties are paid for open call films.

Preview formats

We accept preview screeners only as online video links (YouTube/Vimeo etc). The only exception is for 3D and 4K films, for which screeners should be sent as media files via online transfer.


The last date for entries is September 30th, 2013 at 24:00 Helsinki time.

The results of the open call will be announced by the end of October, and accepted filmmakers should be prepared to send in their final screening files by November 15th, 2013 (we’ll be in touch about the technical details). We prefer to screen digitally from hard disk media file or DCP, but in exceptional circumstances we may consider screening from 35 mm or 16 mm film.

Special technical categories

Loikka strives to constantly push the boundaries of dance film not only artistically, but also technically. For our 2014 festival, we are accepting open call submissions in two special technical categories:

  • Stereoscopic 3D dance films
  • Dance films available for screening at 4K resolution
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