DocPoint wraps with increased audiences, national & international award announcements

    DocPoint, Finland’s biggest documentary film festival ended yesterday, 6 February. Held mainly online between 31 January – 6 February, the festival attracted an audience around Finland and included 64 domestic and foreign films. For 2022, DocPoint saw a 1/3 audience increase compared to the 2021 festival, also held online.

    The DocPoint awards were given on Saturday, 5 February, which saw The National Competition won by Susanna Helke’s musical documentary film Ruthless Times – Songs of Care, whole the International Competition was won by Ruslan Fedotov’s film Where We Are Headed.

    Ruthless Times – Songs of Care also won the audience favourite award, financed by the Documentary Guild. It was also the most-watched film of DocPoint 2022. The most-watched international film was Ascension. Directed by Jessica Kingdon, the film is an intriguing study of capitalism in China.

    DocPoint FINEST Market, held for the first time, will continue for another week. FINEST Market offers the best new Finnish and Estonian documentary films for industry professionals. The online event has gathered a lot of interest and it will be organised as a part of DocPoint in the future as well.

    The next DocPoint festival will be held at the turn of January and February of 2023.

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