DocPoint seeks an Artistic Director


to define and develop the content of the association’s core projects; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, DOKKINO, DocPoint Impact and Doc Lounge Helsinki.

The Artistic Director is the public face of the film festival and should:

  • Love documentary film
  • Have determination and vision to develop the association’s projects together with the Executive Director and DocPoint team.
  • Have a meaningful understanding of Finnish society and audiences
  • Have the skills to develop an outstanding artistic profile
  • Have good social and communication skills
  • Have excellent networks within the required fields
  • Wish to commit to a contract period of at least three years.

DocPoint offers the Artistic Director:

  • An opportunity to work with leading Finnish and internationally renowned documentary projects
  • A unique vantage point over the Finnish and international documentary field
  • An opportunity to take part in furthering the documentary medium
  • A working environment of talented and committed professionals to help you succeed
  • Enthusiastic and active audiences

The Artistic Director answers to the association’s Board. Employment starts per agreement or on May 15th 2018 at the earliest. Starting at 8 months per annum, employment will be increased to 12 months as per agreement.

For further information and enquiries please contact the Chairperson of the Board John Webster websters(at)

In your application, tell us about your previous work experience and submit a detailed proposal for a project you would like to execute as Artistic Director of DocPoint. Applications should be submitted to the Chairperson by March 26th 2018.


The first DOCPOINT HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL took place in 2002. The festival takes place annually in late January in Helsinki, Finland. With the screening of 100-170 titles and an audience attendance of 30 000, the festival is one of Europe’s leading documentary film festivals.

DOKKINO is a nationwide project screening documentary films for children and young people. As well as films, the project encompasses education in media literacy and study materials. With an audience of 20 000 it is the largest national project of its kind in Europe.

DOCPOINT IMPACT was launched in 2017. The project brings together documentary films and various community stakeholders, NGO’s, organisations and companies in order to advocate for, and implement, social change.

DOC LOUNGE HELSINKI is part of the Nordic Doc Lounge network. Monthly screenings of documentary films are accompanied with discussions, topical guest visits and live music.