What Docpoint?

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival’s 20th edition will take place on February 1-7, 2021!

Founded in 2001, DocPoint is one of the largest documentary festivals in Nordic countries. In Finland, it is the only festival solely dedicated to documentary films. Once a year it brings more than a hundred of the best and most talked-about documentary films from all over the world and Finland to the screens of Helsinki.

The films in DocPoint’s international and national selections are Finnish premieres. They cover the most significant documentary offerings of the past twelve months and range from festival hits to experimental gems for smaller audiences.

DocPoint wishes to broaden the understanding of its audiences as to what’s happening in the world, to discuss the state of humanity and environment – and to feature the many different ways to tell stories and interpret the world by the means of documentary filmmaking.

DocPoint does not shy away from difficult subjects, incorrect thinking and bold experiments.

The artistic director of DocPoint is in charge of selecting the films for the international series. Submission information on the national series will be posted on the festival’s website. The national selection is made by a jury that changes on an annual basis.

DocPoint supports equality and diversity and aims at evolving into an ecologically sustainable film festival. DocPoint wishes to generate ideas, to bring about discussions, and to create communality. This is why the festival features not only film screenings but also debates, industry events, clubs, and other side events.

2021 will be an anniversary year for DocPoint: the festival will celebrate its 20-year existence. Welcome!