60secondsdance online dance film competition

OPEN CALL from 01.11.2015 – 10.01.2016

International artists are invited to submit a 60 seconds dance film to the 2016 edition of 60secondsdance. The competition offers international artists an opportunity to showcase their 60 seconds dance film on our YouTube channel for audiences worldwide, as well as the possibility of being pre-selected for the Top 50 chosen by the Nordic jury. The winners will be distributed to an extensive network of screening venues, festivals and broadcasting networks. 60secondsdance aims to show dance films with high artistic quality to a large number of audiences in urban as well as peripheral localities.


To submit a film is free of charge. You must simply upload your 60 seconds dance film on YouTube and follow the guidelines listed on www.60secondsdance.com.


This year DansiT (NO) has joined the 60secondsdance collaboration and there are now four Nordic partners co-producing the competition. Since each partnering country selects their own Top 10, winner and runner-up, this means that a submitted film now has the opportunity to win four times! The audience can once again participate in 60secondsdance by voting on our website for their favorite film from each country’s Top 10.

Each country will award the winners the following prizes:

Winner: € 1500

Runner-Up: € 500

Audience Award: Voucher for entry fee at Loikka Dance Film Festival 2017 + 2 festival

The winners will be announced in April 2016, more details will follow.


The first Nordic edition of 60secondsdance was held in 2015. 272 films from 49 different countries were submitted to the competition, the winner compilation has had more than 40 screenings internationally and within the Nordic countries, and the films are still touring.

The competition is co-produced by Loikka Dance Film Festival (FI), ScreenMoves/Dansehallerne (DK), ScreenDance Festival (SE) and DansiT (NO). With the Nordic collaboration we wish to increase the interest and broaden the awareness of dance films in general.

For more details about the competition and how to submit your film go to