Answer DocPoint’s 2021 Customer Survey!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 […]