Jury statements on the winners of DocPoint’s Finnish and International Competitions

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Finnish Competition DocPoint’s Finnish Competition winner is John Webster’s film DONNER – PRIVATE. The jury’s statement: “A unique portrait with outstanding use of archive material and a carefully structured pace, constructing and deconstructing its protagonist, using interviews, private photographs and memories of close companions all beautifully edited, managing to bring us close to a person […]

“My work is lost moments”: Gianfranco Rosi directs, writes, produces and films

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“Are you insane?”, the producer asked, when Gianfranco Rosi decided to leave his camera behind and head towards the previously ISIS-held regions to do months-long background research for his newest film Notturno. The famed director reveals his trade secrets in a Q&A interview with DocPoint film festival. “Won’t you at least take a small camera? […]

THE KUITTINEN TOUCH

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This year’s Aho & Soldan Lifetime Achievement Award goes to film editor Tuuli Kuittinen. The Aho & Soldan Lifetime Achievement Award has been granted since the first DocPoint festival in 2002 for significant efforts in developing creative Finnish documentary filmmaking, as well as a long and outstanding career as a documentary film director. Documentary film […]

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Festival work during Corona

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DocPoint’s Artistic Director Kati Juurus opened up a few weeks ago about her feelings on building a festival in the times of Corona. Her musings were published in the Festival Magazine under the name Hybrid Optimism. The current situation however affects each and every one of the festival team, both in the work to be […]