The International series of DocPoint is non-competitive. The festival rewards each year a renowned Finnish film professional with the Aho & Soldan Award or the Apollo Award.

Critic’s Choice Award

The audience has a chance to vote for their favourite in the New Finnish Documentary Films series.

The Audience Award 2020 was given to Kelet by Susani Mahadura.

The Critic’s Choice Award recipient is chosen by an international film expert. The Critic’s Choice for the festival 2020 was Lady Time by Elina Talvensaari.

Aho & Soldan Award:

The Aho & Soldan Lifetime Achievement Award has been granted since the first DocPoint festival in 2002. The criteria for receiving the award are significant efforts in developing creative Finnish documentary film making, as well as a long and outstanding career as a documentary film director.

Aho & Soldan Awards:

2018: Mika Kaurismäki 2014: Kanerva Cederström 2011: Pekka Lehto 2010: Kiti Luostarinen 2005: Peter von Bagh 2004: Pirjo Honkasalo 2003: Lasse Naukkarinen 2002: Markku Lehmuskallio

Apollo Award:

2020: Juha Samola

2019: Marita Hällfors 2017: Eila Ranta (Werning) 2016: Illume Oy (production company) 2015: Reijo Nikkilä 2013: Tuula Mehtonen 2012: Iikka Vehkalahti 2009: Epidem Oy (production company) 2008: Jörn Donner 2007: Ilkka Kippola 2006: Jarmo Jääskeläinen