Festival picks of the day »

Feel good movies for the weekend! The technically accomplished, smoothly rolling LOS REYES  and its sympathetic characters provide a welcome breather between busy daily routines. The daily bustle in the Los Reyes skate park in Chile is observed in the film from the vantage point of two dog pals. THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT presents an unconventional […]

DocPoint Picks of the Day: Thursday, Jan 31st »

Day four of the festival starts with a Masterclass with the festival’s retrospective guest Helena Třeštíková in Kino Regina at 10:00–12:00. Among the reruns during the weekend are Třeštíková’s A MARRIAGE STORY and DOOMED BEAUTY. A seminar in Dubrovnik asks whether digitalisation is killing film criticism and examines the future prospects of film criticism. The […]

DocPoint Picks of the Day: Wednesday, Jan 30th »

The third day of the festival is full of unique events, excellent documentary films and interesting meetings with the makers! MONROVIA, INDIANA by Frederick Wiseman, who is regarded as the most important American documentarist, provides an insight into the life in the American countryside and starts the day in Kino Regina. BAMBOO STORIES gets its […]

DocPoint picks of the day: Tuesday, Jan 29th »

The second day of the festival offers a varied selection of the best of new documentary cinema from Finland and abroad. Gems from the archive will also be explored as the Apollo Award winning cinematographer Marita Hällfors will be present at the screening of A BLACK CAT ON THE SNOW (MUSTA KISSA LUMIHANGELLA, 1998) along […]

Time does not always heal: Helena Třeštíková’s interview »

DocPoint’s retrospective guest is Czech filmmaker Helena Třeštíková. Award-winning director observes and films her protagonists for years, sometimes decades. The documentarist’s style of filmmaking – which has become a trademark of hers – reveals that neither individuals nor societies always learn from the past. The Czech Republic was still communist Czechoslovakia, when Helena Třeštíková, having […]

Volunteering »

Volunteering at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival! Do you love documentaries? Are you a skilled photographer? Or do you perhaps love meeting new people and delivering great customer service? DocPoint, one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries, is fast approaching. We are looking for all kinds of volunteers to make […]

Festival Tunes! »

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is not only about images – it’s about sounds too! Check out these tunes and artists you’ll meet at the festival in films Silvana, Mama Africa, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, The Saimaa Gesture, Whose Streets?, Step, This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous and Animal Image.

Nausea »

Is it acceptable to make a documentary film about a cannibal? What kind of story should it tell? Susanna Helke, a documentary filmmaker and a professor at Aalto University, writes about the film Caniba, a portrait of a cannibal. The film Caniba by Lucian Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel takes the viewer into a bizarre world. […]

New America »

New America -series is a collection of five films: Rat Film, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun, El Mar La Mar, INAATE/SE, Whose Streets? The Curator of the series producer Pamela Cohn writes about the themes in her foreword: ”What did the group of rich white men we call the Founding Fathers of the United […]