Welcome to the Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (24-29.1)

Next week kicks off the annual Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, otherwise known as DocPoint.

Established in 2001, DocPoint is the largest documentary film festival in the Nordic countries and in Finland it’s the only festival solely dedicated to documentary films.  Each year the festival offers both a national and an international selection of the best new films and celebrated classics, along with a special selection just for children.  And the good news for the English speaking crowd is that the majority of films are either in English or are subtitled in English.

Last year’s festival drew an attendance of over 30,000 and we anticipate that with this year’s great program it will garner as much, if not more, attention.

My personal ‘must see’ is Finnsurf.   A film from the folks at Pablo that brings new meaning to the idea of extreme sport and the words ‘surf’s up’.

See you there!

Information is available online or at the DocPoint information center at the Lasipalatsi Gallery, Mannerheimintie 22–24.  Map here.  Opening hours: On Monday from 12am–6pm and on Tue – Sun from 11am–9pm.

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