DocPoint 2022 Moves Online

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be held as an online festival on 31.01. – 06.02.2022. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, organising a live event in Helsinki is not possible.


Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland  has extended previously imposed restrictions concerning live events in Helsinki and Uusimaa for two weeks until 31 January. During the current restrictions all indoor events are banned in the region.

The original plan for DocPoint 2022 was to organise the festival as a hybrid event, both in cinemas and online. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival will move entirely online.

Many of the biggest documentary films of the year are included in the DocPoint online programme. Amongst these are Hogir Hirori’s SABAYA, a distressing documentary about Yazidi women enslaved by Isis, and REBELLION, an exciting account of the beginnings of the Extinction Rebellion movement by Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sanchez Bellot. Also included are several films competing for the Oscar Award for the Best Documentary Film Feature.

The festival programme will be announced on Thursday 20 January at 12:00.

The previous edition of DocPoint was also held as an online festival. Online films and special events reached the audience on a large scale. This year, the festival organisation is keen and focused to set up an even better online festival.

The festival office will contact the customers who have already purchased a ticket or a serial card for DocPoint 2022.


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