DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place annually in January in Helsinki, Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2021 DocPoint will be organised 20th time.
DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry organizes DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, the year-round, national documentary film event for children and youth DOKKINO, the monthly Doc Lounge Helsinki clubs and documentary film impact producing project DocPoint IMPACT.
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.
The 19th DocPoint took place on 27th Jan – 2nd Feb 2022. Over 32 000 visitors participated in the festival screenings and side events.
The next edition of DocPoint takes place in Helsinki 1.-7. Feb 2021.
Board of the association
The board of the association includes a chairman and six members + one deputy member. The chairman and the board is chosen at the annual meeting. The chairman is chosen for the period of three years and the six actual members are chosen for the period of three years. The deputy member will be chosen annually. The chairman is able to run for two terms, and the member of the board only one term at the time. DocPoint board members are
- John Webster, chairman
- Arthur Frank, member
- Mia Halme, member
- Jonna Heliskoski, member
- Markku Heikkinen, member
- Laura Manninen, member
- Sophia Ehrnrooth, member
- Pia Andell, deputy
DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat Association Management
The The Executive Director Tapio Riihimäki is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board.
The Artistic Director is Kati Juurus. She is responsible of the programming and the contents of the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.
Executive Directors of DocPoint Association:
- Tapio Riihimäki, 12/2018-
- Ulla Bergström, 8/2012-11/2018
- Leena Närekangas, 7/2009-7/2012
- Jari Matala, 5/2007-4/2009
- Kai Huotari, 4/2003-6/2006
Artistic Directors of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival:
- Kati Juurus, 2019-
- Iris Olsson, 2017-18
- Ulla Simonen, 2014-2016
- Erja Dammert, 2012-13
- Erkko Lyytinen, 2009-11
- Virpi Suutari, 2008
- Kristina Schulgin, 2005-07
- Arto Halonen, 2002-04