DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place annually in January in Helsinki, Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2021 DocPoint will be organised for the 20th time.

DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry organizes the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, the year-round, national documentary film event for children and youth DOKKINO, the monthly Doc Lounge Helsinki clubs, and DocPoint IMPACT, a project aimed at producing a meaningful societal 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 some of the most anticipated premieres of the year.

In addition to film screenings, DocPoint also hosts 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 29. Jan – 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 are chosen at the annual meeting. The chairman, as well as the six board members, are chosen for a period of three years. The deputy member is 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

  • Outi Rousu, chairman
  • Inka Achté, member
  • Sophia Ehrnrooth, member
  • Arthur Franck, member
  • Markku Heikkinen, member
  • Sanna Liinamaa, member
  • Laura Manninen, member
  • Pia Andell, deputy

DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat Association Management

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 of the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is Kati Juurus. She is responsible for the programming and the contents of the 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