Answer DocPoint’s 2021 Customer Survey!

10.2.2021

Help us develop the festival by answering DocPoint Film Festival’s 2021 Customer Survey! By answering the survey, you can win a serial ticket for six films to DocPoint 2022 Film Festival. Answering the survey takes about 5–10 minutes. The information submitted to the customer survey is used to develop the festival and as research material […]

The National Online Festival DocPoint Exceeded Expectations

8.2.2021

The festival that ended on Sunday the 7th of February exceeded expectations. During the festival’s ten-day run, more than 7000 film tickets were sold, and online events captured the attention of approximately 17 000 fans. The most watched film of the festival was Mia Halme’s People We Come Across. The first DocPoint-Yle awards in DocPoint’s […]

DocPicks for Sunday: Alone and together

7.2.2021

Alone and together-theme approaches painfully current topics on DocPoint’s final day. Reflecting on loneliness and the meanings of being together can be more relevant than ever in the middle of the quarantine year. Intimate documentary SOLITAIRE DANCE shows three views on the experience of loneliness and the mechanisms of surviving it. You can also watch […]

The first ever DocPoint-Yle awards have been presented

6.2.2021

The winner of the national competition is John Webster’s Donner – Private, while the award for the international competition goes to Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino’s Makongo.  The winners were announced today in an awards ceremony that was held without an audience. At the ceremony, DocPoint announced Marika’s Passing by Peter Wallenius as the winner of the […]

DocPicks: LGBTQ+ stories

Daily DocPicks serves hot tips for 20-year-old DocPoint’s versatile programme. LGBTQ+ is a thematic close to DocPoint’s heart. The theme of Saturday at the festival is LGBTQ+. The films turn their gaze to the sexual minorities by depicting their everyday life challenges in Hungary and Mexico. HER MOTHERS intimately addresses the topic by reflecting a […]

DocPicks for Friday: Gazing at Men

5.2.2021

DocPoint’s Daily Picks help you navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme of the festival. On Friday, we turn our gaze to men and masculinity. What kind of portrayals of men can we find in the films included in the theme? John Webster’s new film DONNER – PRIVATE depicts the private life of Jörn Donner, who […]

DocPicks for Thursday: How we look at Africa

4.2.2021

How to look at Africa? DocPoint’s theme for Thursday offers interesting perspectives on the huge and rapidly changing continent: music, communities, indigenous peoples and political realities. RUMBA RULES, NEW GENEALOGIES provides Kinshasa’s coolest parties, as the Brigade Sarbati Orchestra trains, dances, fights, fiddles, and plays so hard, you feel hot just watching it! Kenya’s Oscar […]

All festival tickets are now valid until Feb 7th!

3.2.2021

All festival tickets are now valid until Feb 7th! On our online Festhome platform, film tickets are usually valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours. DocPoint’s tickets have so far been activated from the moment the ticket is purchased. Due to audience feedback, we have decided that film tickets will be active for the rest […]

DocPicks for Wednesday: Human rights

Today DocPoint delves into human rights issues. Anna Hildur’s juicy documentary A SONG CALLED HATE closely follows the anticapitalist BDSM performance art group Hatari representing Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. Hildur’s documentary makes sharp points about protesting through art and artists’ responsibility to take a stand. A Syrian family is separated from […]

DocPicks for Tuesday: Relation of humans and environment

2.2.2021

The 20-year-old DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be organized online due to Covid-restrictions. The 71 films in the programme will be screened from Friday 29th Jan until Sunday 7th Feb at Festhome – and for the first time, everywhere in Finland! DocPoint’s Daily Picks will help you navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme […]

Information on sold out screenings

1.2.2021

The festival fever is high and the first screenings have already sold out! We will try to get some additional tickets on sale soon. We will update the situation on a daily basis – please keep an eye on this page for further information. 

DocPicks for Monday: Black Lives Matter

The 20-year-old DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be organized online due to Covid-restrictions. The 71 films in the programme will be screened from Friday 29th Jan until Sunday 7th Feb at Festhome – and for the first time, everywhere in Finland! DocPoint’s Daily Picks will help you navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme […]

DocPicks for Sunday: Animal and Human Cohabitation

31.1.2021

The 20-year-old DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be organized online due to Covid-restrictions. The 71 films in the programme will be screened from Friday 29th Jan until Sunday 7th Feb at Festhome – and for the first time, everywhere in Finland! DocPoint’s Daily Picks will help you navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme […]

DocPicks for Saturday: realities of indigenous peoples

30.1.2021

The 20-year-old DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be organized online due to Covid-restrictions. The 71 films in the programme will be screened from Friday 29th Jan until Sunday 7th Feb at Festhome – and for the first time, everywhere in Finland! DocPoint’s Daily Picks will help you navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme […]

DocPoint festival kicks off today with its 20-year celebrations!

29.1.2021

The national online festival’s programme includes Oscar-nominees and other incredible documentaries from Finland and further. Presenting it’s 20-year anniversary, DocPoint – Helsinki’s Documentary Film Festival starts today. Organised this year as an national online festival, DocPoint’s opening film is Anna Antsalo’s newest documentary WALK THE TIDELINE, which follows the intriguing story of beachcombers who scour […]

DocPicks for the opening day: Stories from the sea

The 20-year-old DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be organized online due to Covid-restrictions. The 71 films in programme will be screened from Friday 29th Jan until Sunday 7th Feb at Festhome – and for the first time, everywhere in Finland! DocPoint’s Daily Picks will help navigate through the possibly overwhelming programme of the […]

Get to know the themes for our festival days

28.1.2021

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival presents 71 films available online in Finland from Friday the 29th Jan at 12:00 noon to Sunday th Feb at 23:59 (except for GUNDA which is only available for 48 hours from Sat 30th at 12:00 noon). Daily themes and topicshelp navigate through the programme presented at whole here. […]

DocPoint Competition Series Brimming With Fresh Documentaries 

25.1.2021

In addition to the DocPoint-Yle awards presented to the competition series winners, DocPoint will also present the Aho & Soldan Life Achievement Award, which this year is awarded to film editor Tuuli Kuittinen. Both Kuittinen and the competition series winners will be presented with their awards at DocPoint’s Awards Ceremony held on Saturday the 6th […]

THE TICKET SALES HAVE BEGUN!

22.1.2021

Welcome to the online edition of the 20th DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival! The ticket sales have now begun. Tickets are available at Festhome. In order to purchase tickets, log in first. Step by step directions for buying tickets are available here.  You can find DocPoint’s programme here. Every film page will link directly […]

Celebrating 20 years, DocPoint Releases its Online Events Programme

21.1.2021

Held as a national online festival, DocPoint offers thought-provoking webinars open to all, as well as a chance to participate in screenings of an interactive COVID-19-themed documentary alongside its diverse film catalogue. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in a national online edition, this year’s DocPoint festival also offers a compelling events programme, in addition to its […]

DocPoint Releases its 20th Anniversary Programme

14.1.2021

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 […]

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival moves online for 2021

8.1.2021

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 […]

Next year’s programme for the 20th anniversary edition of DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be released on Jan 14!

15.12.2020

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

10.12.2020

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 […]

Participate in the making of the 20th DocPoint festival – our volunteer application form is now open!

4.12.2020

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

1.12.2020

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 […]

DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival launches two new competitions

1.10.2020

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 […]

How to Look at Women Discussion

How to Look at Women – see the discussion

19.2.2020

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.

DocPoint breaks its record with the highest number of attendees of all time

3.2.2020

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 […]

DocPicks: Tips for Sunday

2.2.2020

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 […]

DocPicks for Friday and Saturday

31.1.2020

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 […]