festivals and screenings

International premiere 

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – Tornto, April 25 – May 5, 2013
International Spectrum program, Official competition for International productions

Local premiere

Göteborg International Film Festival January 2013

IDFA Competition for First Appearance – Amsterdam, Nov 20 – Dec 1, 2013

Tempo Documentary Festival 2014, Nominee for Documentary Award

The Guldbagge Award 2014, Nominee for Best Documentary Film


“Golden Kapok Award” of Guangdong International documentary film festival, China

Jury Comments:

Linda Västrik combines splendid imagery which are always at the service of the intentions of the film with day to day observations of various concerns of the tribal inner life. She manages to give a word to the members of the tribe letting them explain and act their legends, beliefs and conflicts addressing often the camera and openly dealing with the authors presence thus keeping away any distorting distance while avoiding judiciously romanticism. Forest Of The Dancing Spirit is a strong and fascinating document of the cultural richness of our world on the edge of irretrievable impoverishment and hopefully a call for respect for others and life.

The jury presented Linda Västrik the Peter Wintonick Special Jury Award for First Appearance , worth € 2,500.

Linda Västrik awarded the title Adventurer of the Year 2012 – Årets Äventyrare 2012

Theatrical releases in Sweden

November 2013

Folkets Bio
Biograf Zita, Stockholm
Fyrisbiografen, Uppsala
Folkets Bio, Luleå
Folkets Bio, Angered
Folkets Bio, Jönköping
Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan
Tollaredsbiografen, Tollered

Theatrical releases in Canada
Cinéma Excentris, Montréal – Oct 25, 2013
Cinéma Cartier, Québec – Nov 1, 2013