Paikka – Dance film (FI, 2018)

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Vilma Tihilä is Finnish film director specializing in dance film. She combines contemporary dance and physical theatre to visual storytelling in her films.

Tihilä holds Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and a degree in contemporary dance from Turku Conservatory. She has also studied physical cinema at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and music theory and opera at Sibelius Academy Helsinki.

Tihilä’s films have been screened at various theatres and festivals internationally including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-Poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.



2021 Half-year artist grant / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2020 Half-year artist grant / Alfred Kordelin foundation

2019 Working grant for 4 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2019 Working grant for 1,5 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Half-year artist grant / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Working grant for 4 months / Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Training grant / The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture Finland


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Independent artist


Paikka – Dance film (FI, 2018)

Dance film Paikka paints a picture of a balancing mind searching for harmony. It is a physical story about a woman lost in her inner void trying to find the connection with her own senses.

Official selections and screenings:

30.11.2018 InShadow Festival / Lisbon, Portugal

21. – 25.11.2018 Video-poetry Festival Videobardo / Buenos Aires, Argentina

8.9.2018 FIVA Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Almagro / Almagro, Spain

21.7.2019 Dance Days Chania / Chania, Greece

2. – 9.5.2019 Agite y Sirva Screendance Festival / Puebla, Mexico

6.4.2018 Loikka Dance Film Festival / Helsinki, Finland