Who will be the winners of 60secondsdance 2016?
Still from The Knowledge between us – finalist in all four Top 10’s
Two men fighting over books in a dessert, a young couple kissing in a hallway and a choreographed spaghetti supper…
This year’s edition of 60secondsdance is diverse in expression as well as the films’ origin!
The finalists of the international online competition 60secondsdance 2016 have now been selected.
In April each of the Nordic countries will reveal who will win the competition in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Four main prizes of €1500 are at stake, as well as four prizes of €500 for the runner-ups.
264 films from 39 countries were submitted to the second Nordic edition of 60secondsdance. Once again we have experienced a great variety in dance styles and film genres, as well as a high artistic level. The short 60 seconds format gives the artists an opportunity to experiment and express themselves freely without a heavy production plan or budget. The result this year has been many topical and original works that pushes the boundaries of an ever changing, vibrant art form.
Still tendencies could be spotted this year. Many films had:
– Close ups of hands movement and gestures
– Playful use of time, speed and slow motion
– Choreography around, on or at tables
– Social and political commentaries
…AND WHO IS YOUR WINNER?
The national juries have placed their votes, and found the four national Top 10’s. Now it’s your turn! Watch the four Top 10’s on our website www.60secondsdance.com and place your vote for the Audience Award of 2016 BEFORE APRIL 9th, 2016.
The Audience Award Winners will receive 2 festival passes for Loikka Dance Film Festival 2017 and be part of the touring Nordic Curated Compilation with all of the winners.
The Finnish winners: Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, April 10th 2016
The Norwegian winners: Multiplié Dance Festival, Trondheim, April 15th, 2016
The Danish winners: Cinemateket, Copenhagen, April 21st, 2016
The Swedish winners: ScreenDance Festival, Dansmuseet, Stockholm, April 28th, 2016
60secondsdance started out as a Danish competition in 2011 in relation to the international dance day, co-produced by Dansens Dag and ScreenMoves in Dansehallerne. It quickly became known in the international dance film sphere, and slowly spread to the public as well.
The public interest and the continuous artistic growth inspired the organizers to expand the competition across the Nordic region in the fall of 2014.
Since the expansion we have received more than 550 films, 50 international screenings of the Top films and more than 50.000 views online.
60secondsdance is supported by Nordic Culture Fund through 2016.
-The finalists of the 4 top 10’s are from Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Italy, UK, India, Israel, Greece, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Norway and China.
-Some of the competing films have made it to all four Top 10’s.
– 60secondsdance is co-organized by Loikka Dance Film Festival (FI), ScreenMoves/Dansehallerne (DK), ScreenDance Festival (SE) and DansiT/Multiplié Dance Festival (NO).
For more information please contact Maia Sorensen: maia.sorensen@60secondsdance.