Elephant’s Dream is the winner of From You to Yle vote »

Kristof Bilsen‘s Elephant’s Dream has won DocPoint’s and Yle’s audience vote for the film to be screened on Yle Teema channel later this year. Elephant’s Dream is a story the public sector in Kongo’s capital Kinshasa – the third biggest city in Africa – that is falling apart at the seams. In politicians’ rhetorics about Kongo’s […]

Critic John Anderson’s choices from Finnish documentary films: Home. Somewhere, Fast of the Forest and Golden Age »

This year’s DocPoint included the Critic’s Choice, where American film critic John Anderson chose three of  his favourites from the New Finnish Documentary Films series. His choices are: The Fast of the Forest Director: Antti Jääskeläinen Operating during its more delirious moments at about 6,000 rpm, the cycle-racing documentary The Fast of the Forest is neither […]

Cancellations and changes in festival guests »

The director of See no Evil, Jos de Putter, has unfortunately cancelled his visit to DocPoint. For this reason also the Q&A at tonight’s (27.1.) screening has been cancelled. Due the snowstorm in New York, the critic John Anderson (The Critic’s Choise) arrives in Helsinki on Friday 31st Jan, not on Tuesday, as planned earlier. […]

From You to Yle: Vote a film to television! »

Why leave the documentaries to the cinema, when Yle brings them for the whole nation to see? Did you note a documentary in our programme that your cousin somewhere in Northern Finland should absolutely see? From You to Yle is an audience competition, where You as the viewer get to vote for your favorite nominee, and make […]

Anders Østergaard is the Main Guest of DocPoint »

DocPoint welcomes Danish documentarist Anders Østergaard as the main guest for this year’s festival at the end of January. Østergaard is especially known for his topics revolving around recent history. Furthermore, his films have been some of the most screened documentary films in Denmark. It is customary for Anders Østergaard’s films to include unusual usage […]

Critic of Variety magazine chooses his Finnish favourites »

This year DocPoint’s programme will include The Critic’s Choice, where American film critic John Anderson chooses his three favourites from the New Finnish Documentary Films. Anderson writes film reviews for Variety, New York Times and Washington Post among others, and he is a member of the notable National Society of Film Critics. He also operated […]

Reijo Nikkilä Receives DocPoint’s Apollo Award »

Documentarist and journalist Reijo Nikkilä will receive the Apollo lifetime award 2015. The Apollo is awarded to Nikkilä for his significant conribution to Finnish documentary film making and intercultural exchange between Finnish and Russian documentaries. Nikkilä has become known as the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE’s correspondent in Moscow in the 1970s and 80s, and through […]

Season’s Greetings from DocPoint »

Merry Christmas! The DocPoint office team wishes all film lovers everywhere a Merry Christmas and a very movie-full New Year! Ps. The DocPoint 2015 programme will be published and ticket sales will begin on January 7th 2015.   Photo: Mikko Henrik Huotari www.mikkohenrikhuotari.com

CITIZENFOUR and other topical films to DocPoint 2015 »

One of the most anticipated films of DocPoint 2015 is Laura Poitras’s CITIZENFOUR (USA/Germany 2014). In January 2013, Poitras started receiving encrypted e-mails from an anonymous source identified as “citizen four,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. In June 2013, […]

Search for volunteers is on! »

Do you wish to see the backstage of festival production, indulge in quality documentaries and be in the cultural epicentre of Helsinki in January? Come and join the crowd of DocPoint’s volunteers! If you have time for the minimum of four working shifts, you will get to see festival films for free with a personal […]