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Ulla Bergström appointed as the new Executive Director of DocPoint

Ms. Ulla Bergström will be taking on the responsibilities of Executive Director in DocPoint –  Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on August 1st 2012. Before DocPoint Bergström (born 1970) has worked at Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 Programme team as a Production Coordinator. In movie industry Bergström has been working as an animation director, animator and character designer at Bergani Films Ltd, YLE and Per Holst AB. She has also lectured about media production and animat...

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival focus

In January 2012, DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival brings fresh and topical documentary films from all over the world to the screens of Helsinki's cinemas.The selection of documentary films dealing with the present situation and the cultural issues of the Arab World sinks its teeth into the events of the Arab Spring and the changes in the Islamic culture. For example, Tahrir - Liberation Square (2011) follows the demonstrators for two weeks at the occupied Tahrir Square showing the...

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival wrapped with over 30,000 festival-goers

The 10th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival closed on Sunday with its films and events drawing over 30,000 festival-goers, of which over 24,000 in the cinemas alone. The total of the screenings was 137 and films 148. DocPoint Tallinn, which was organized for the second time, attracted over 3 000 visitors. What attracted the visitors of DocPoint Helsinki most were e.g. international bestsellers like Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and Charles Ferguson's Inside Job. The silen...

DocPoint celebrates its 10th anniversary with classics and interesting newcomers

  10th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in January, from the 25th to 30th 2011.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary, DocPoint presents a series of 10 Finnish Documentary Classics besides new Finnish documentaries and international winners and bestsellers.   One of the new Finnish films is Mantas Kvedaravicius's debut film Barzakh, produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film is about a Chechen city where a man disappears after the war. As daily life goes on,...

Leena Närekangas appointed as DocPoint festival’s new Executive Director

Ms. Leena Närekangas will be taking on the responsibilities of Executive Director in DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on July 1st 2009. Närekangas (born 1972) has been the Executive Director of The Finnish Film Contact and the Festival Director of Kettupäivät short film festival in 2004 - 2009.Leena Närekangas has graduated as a bachelor of Film and Television in2002 from Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia. Previously she has worked in different positions in film productions since 199...

DOKKINO new initative by DocPont Helsinki docu fest

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, held in January 12.-16. 2005, organizes a documentary film event for elementary and high school pupils. The event that now is organized for the third time has been named DOKKINO and it has been extended to a year-round event. DOKKINO is organized in co-operation with DocPoint's major partner Finnkino.By screening documentaries for children and youth DocPoint aims for a higher appreciation and visibility for this genre as well as for improving the st...