Iris Olsson selected for DocPoint artistic director »

Iris Olsson has been selected as the new artistic director for DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival. Following Ulla Simonen, she will begin her work on April 1st 2016. Olsson (b. 1981) has been active in Finnish film industry in various roles within both fictive and documentary fields. Her best-known works include the documentary film […]

Film critic Lauren Wissot’s picks from DocPoint programme »

Critic’s Choices are picked by Lauren Wissot, who is a film critic, a journalist forFilmmaker Magazine and a head of programme of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. She selected her three favourites from the films in New Finnish Documentary Films category. The selected films were announced at Praise ‘n’ Party on Sat 30th January. Spandex Sapiens […]

Watch DocPoint film Misfits online from Thursday till Sunday! »

Did you miss the screening of Jannik Splidsboel‘s Misfits? Don’t worry, you can stream the film online in EyeFlick . The streaming costs 2 US dollars. You can watch the film here. The link is open till Sunday 31.1, at 11.30 PM. MISFITS The city of Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma has 400,000 citizens, 2,000 churches and 1 […]

DocPoint needs volunteers! »

DocPoint is again searching for volunteers to help in different tasks. Do you take good photos? Do you feel at home at a busy festival info center serving customers? Are you good at something else that might be of help at the festival? Do you not know what you would like to do, but anyways […]

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival seeks Artistic Director »

  DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry (DocPoint Film Events Association) is seeking an Artistic Director for the annual DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland.   The Artistic Director is responsible for the selection processes of the festival, the selection of the festival films, the planning of the side programmes and industry events, and the invitation of the international guests […]

Genetic Me at Doc Lounge Helsinki 19th November »

Genetic Me (ohj. Pernille Rose Grønkjær) / 52 min / 19.11.2015 / 7.00 PM What my DNA can tell about me? If I want my genes tested, how and where can I do it? What can be seen from my genetic profile, and what cannot? Have my genes set my well-being and behaviour? What about […]

Submissions for DocPoint 2016 open on May 4th »

Submissions for DocPoint 2016 open on May 4th. The submission period will end on October 1st, with the final programming decisions being made by November 1st. Films can be submitted at As a non-competetive festival, the DocPoint programme consists of yearly changing themes. The festival mainly screens feature length films. Submission if free of […]

Leaving Africa is DocPoint’s Audience Favourite! »

Iiris Härmä’s Leaving Africa – a Story about Friendship and Empowerment has won DocPoint’s Audience Favourite vote. The documentary tells about the friendship between the Finnish Riitta and the Ugandan, Catherine, and the conflicts they face while giving sexual education in Ugandan villages. This is the second year that the DocPoint audience got to choose and […]