Finnish jury members

After the announcement of our semi-finalists by February 4th 2018, a Finnish, Danish and Norwegian jury will each choose a Top 10. The three Top 10's will be announced on March, 2018.

The Finnish jury will also choose a winner and runner-up, that will be announced in a ceremony Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, April 8th, 2018. Below you can read more about the Finnish jury members.


Johanna Nuutinen (Fi)

Current: Dance Artist, Choreographer
Previous: Dancer at Finnish National Ballet
Education: Finnish National Opera Ballet School

In 2002-2017 she was a member of the Finnish National Ballet and created a successful career with the company while dancing soloist parts in works by Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Sylvie Guillem, John Neumeier and Jorma Uotinen among others, as well as created her own productions to the stage and on film. Her film works have been presented among others at ArtFIFA in Canada, San Francisco DFF , Miami SFF and Dance on Camera in USA. 

Photo: Tuukka Koski​



Kati Kallio (FI)

Current: Artistic director of Loikka Dance Film Festival
Previous: Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Filmmaker
Education: Master of Arts in Dance - Finnish Theatre Academy

Finnish dancer-choreographer-dance filmmaker Kati Kallio has received her education at the Theatre Academy in 1991-1995 and graduated Master of Arts in Dance in 2003. She has worked as a dancer and a choreographer in several freelance dance works. Since 2008 her artistic work has been focused in dance films. She is one of the pioneers in dance films in Finland and Artistic director of Loikka dance film festival. 


Photo: Anna Fioretti​



Otto Kylmala (FI)

Current: Writer-director, Artistic Director of festivals, Curator, Critic
PreviousFilmmaker of films, commercials and music videos
EducationBA of Film Production

Otto Kylmälä is a Finnish filmmaker whose films, commercials and music videos have been awarded in Finland and abroad. His latest film as a producer,‘The Moonshiners’ is currently touring festivals as a live event. As a critic he is a member of FIPRESCI and he has moderated panels and Q&As in various festivals and served in short film and music video juries in Ireland, Finland and Norway.


Photo: Risto Vauras​




Piia Nokelainen (FI)

Current: Film Commissioner - The Finnish Film Foundation
Previous: Film Producer
Education: BA, Majoring in Film and Television producing; BBA, Majoring in marketing and product development

Piia Nokelainen is a film producer, who has also worked as a line producer and a production manager. She is currently working as Film Commisioner at Finnish Film Foundation.



Photo: N/A



Tapani Rinne (FI)

Current: Musician and Composer
Previous: Musician and Composer
Education: Clarinet soloist in Sibelius Music Academy

Tapani Rinne is best known for his internationally groundbreaking work at the helm of RinneRadio and Wimme.  He has also composed and performed music for numerous films, for theatre, new circus, contemporary dance, radio and tv. 



Photo: Ossi Kajas​