What Docpoint?

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place annually in January in Helsinki, Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2020 DocPoint will be organized for the 19th time. The next DocPoint takes place on Jan 27th – Feb 2nd, 2020.

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 19th DocPoint takes place from the 27th Jan – 2nd Feb 2020. The festival attracts around 30 000 visitors annually. In 2019, a total of 109 documentaries screened during the seven day event.