DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place annually in January in Helsinki, Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2017 DocPoint was organized the 16th time. The next DocPoint takes place on Jan 29th – Feb 4th 2018.
Founded in 2001, DocPoint Helsinki is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries. In Finland, it is the only festival solely dedicated to documentary films. DocPoint expanded to Tallinn in 2010, which makes DocPoint the world’s only festival happening in two countries at the same time.
The aim of DocPoint is to give the people an opportunity to see some of the most talked-about documentary films of the past year. It is also a prestigious venue for Finnish documentary film. DocPoint’s New Finnish Documentary Films Selection includes annually some of the most anticipated premieres of the year.
In addition to film screenings, DocPoint includes also seminars, lectures, clubs and a Masterclass. A Documentary Film Event for Children and Youth called DOKKINO has also been an essential part of DocPoint since the beginning of the festival. In 2017, DOKKINO toured in 19 cities all over the country, and broke its audience record in with an amazing 23 000 children and young attending the screenings and workshops.
DocPoint also organizes Doc Lounge clubs in Helsinki. Doc Lounge is a Nordic network of special film events screening the newest documentary films in a relaxed club setting. Doc Lounge Helsinki clubs are organized ca. once a month at Finnish National Theatre’s Lavaklubi.
The 16th DocPoint took place on 23th Jan – 29st Jan 2017. Over 30 000 visitors participated in the festival screenings and side events. In total, 156 documentary works were shown during the seven-day festival.