Connecting...

Connecting... is a dance documentary exploring 13 dance practitioners spending a week together on an island exploring connection. It focuses on how the remote island environment and nature affect people connecting with each other. The film was shot in a small island called Pikku Otava in Ylöjärvi Finland.

  • Tuulia Soininen
    Director
  • Tuulia Soininen
    Editor
  • Tuulia Soininen
    DOP
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Voionmaan opisto
  • Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival
    Vaasa
    Finland
    September 28, 2022
    Finnish Premiere
    Finalist, Honorable Mention
  • Malnad International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival
    Bangalore
    India
    December 18, 2022
    Indian premiere
    Best Musical Film
  • Nature & Culture Film Festival
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    November 20, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tuulia Soininen

Tuulia Soininen is a Finnish dance film maker. She has made films such as HEARKEN (2021), To Be Touched (2022) and Looking For Loïe (2023).
Connecting... was her first film which she made while still in film school. Connecting... won an honorable mention in the video art and experimental category in Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival in 2022. And Best Musical Film in Malnad International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival 2022.

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