• DocPoint Releases its 20th Anniversary Programme
    DocPoint, Finland’s main hub for documentary films, celebrates its 20th anniversary online. Scandinavia’s coolest festival launches two competitions and highlights new films from Africa, among other themes. DocPoint  – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary online on 29.1.–7.2.2021. The programme showcases 71 national and international films from 38 different production countries with a record-breaking 57% of the films directed by women. The formerly […]
  • DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival moves online for 2021
    The anniversary edition programme will be released on 14.1.2021. Tickets go on sale on 22.1. The 20th anniversary edition of DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be held as an online festival on 29.1–7.2.2021. The original plan was the hold the festival as a hybrid event, both in cinemas and online, however due to the Corona restrictions in Helsinki and Uusimaa, the festival will now be held entirely online. –In the face of the current pandemic and ongoing restrictions, we […]
  • Next year’s programme for the 20th anniversary edition of DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be released on Jan 14!
    After this year’s record-breaking audience numbers, the next edition of DocPoint will be held on 29.1.-7.2.2021 online only. In an amendment to previous dates, the programme in its entirety will be published a few days later on Thursday 14.1.2021. Take a look at the programme released so far here. […]
  • Cine concert South will whisk you away to Antarctica
    In February 2021, the contemporary music festival Musica nova, DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, and the Savoy Theatre will come together in a one of a kind cine concert. The concert will feature experimental music pioneers Nik Void and Ilpo Väisänen. DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Musica Nova, and the Savoy Theatre will put on a cine concert on Sunday the 7th of February at the Savoy Theatre, which will transport the audience to the frosty shores of Antarctica, in […]
  • Participate in the making of the 20th DocPoint festival – our volunteer application form is now open!
    Join us in making DocPoint’s anniversary edition unforgettable! We are now seeking volunteers: ticket sellers, theatre staff supervisors, distribution team members, social media team members, as well as photographers and videographers are needed for our team. Find more information about volunteering and apply here. Image: Justus Mättö […]
  • A glimpse into DocPoint’s 20th anniversary edition’s programme
    After starting the year with record breaking visitor numbers, DocPoint, Helsinki’s documentary film festival is gearing up for its next edition on 29/1–7/2/2021, whilst strictly adhering to Corona safety regulations. The preparations for Finland’s one and only documentary festival’s anniversary edition are well underway. In addition to national and international competitions, new features include online screenings, which will enable viewers from all over Finland to take part and watch a film or […]
  • DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival launches two new competitions
    To celebrate its 20th edition, Finland’s premiere documentary film festival DocPoint is proud to announce the launching of two annual competitions at the 2021 festival early next year. The DocPoint Yle Award for Best International Documentary Film and DocPoint Yle Award for Best Finnish Documentary Film, each worth 5000 Euros, are funded by the national broadcaster Yle. Twelve feature length films included in DocPoint’s international selection will be nominated for the DocPoint Yle Award for […]
  • How to Look at Women DiscussionHow to Look at Women – see the discussion
    Benedetta Barzini, Anu Koivula, Inka Achté and Anu Silfverberg discuss about “How to look at women” at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival Saturday 1 February, 2020. You can view the video here. […]
  • The CaveDocPoint breaks its record with the highest number of attendees of all time
    DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, organised for the 19th time last week, set a new record: in seven days around 32 000 people attended the festival. The event ended on Sunday and its most watched film was KELET, directed by Susani Mahadura, which also won the Audience Award sponsored by Angel Films. The critic Nick Holdsworth handed the Critic’s Choice Award to the festival’s opening film LADY TIME. The Cave Around 230 screenings took place during the festival week with a total of […]
  • AetherDocPicks: Tips for Sunday
    DocPicks V Gems from all around the world for the last day of the festival The meditative film AETHER is a beautiful homage to the disappearing Kurdish region of South-East Turkey and its unique nature. The documentary is a collection of moments and images recorded by four cinematographers, that capture the cycle of life and the permanence of elements confronted to changes. The relationship between Edvin and Naomi, a young couple in their twenties documenting their own life, reminds of the last […]
  • Colombia-in-my-ArmsDocPicks for Friday and Saturday
    DocPicks V Premieres, Masterclass, discussions and party! Friday and Saturday are full of fascinating films and charismatic filmmakers. This Friday at the festival will be full of screenings, guest visits, and various events! Eva Mulvad will present her working methods to the audience in an open Masterclass in Kino Regina (1pm-4pm). After her lecture, her touching new film LOVE CHILD will be screened. The Finnish movie COLOMBIA IN MY ARMS is a brave overview of the explosive situation in […]