DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place annually in January in Helsinki, Finland and in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2022 DocPoint will be organised for the 21st time.

DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat association organizes the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival annually in January-February, the year-round, national documentary film event for children and youth DOKKINO,  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.

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

  • Betty Marschan, chairperson
  • Juha Löppönen, vice chairperson
  • Elina Hirvonen, member
  • Baba Lybeck, member
  • Laura Manninen, member
  • Einari Paakkanen, member
  • Arto Sivonen, member

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.

Head of Programming of the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is Inka Achté. She is responsible for the programming and the contents of the festival.

Executive Directors of DocPoint Association:

  • Johanna Råman, 08/2023-
  • Tapio Riihimäki, 12/2018-07/2023
  • 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:

  • Inka Achté ( Head of Programming) 2022-
  • Kati Juurus, 2019-2022
  • 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