Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Seminar: Distribution of Documentary Films in 2020 (2020)

Reaching the audience and alternative ways of distribution

The Finnish Documentary Guild organizes a seminar on distributing documentaries and reaching the audience in Finland and abroad. The seminar will bring together representatives of channels, experts in distribution as well as producers with case studies to discuss new possibilities for documentary filmmakers and producers. The seminar will offer a chance to hear about the latest developments regarding distribution possibilities on domestic and international platforms. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival and Nordic Culture Point, as well as with the support of AVEK.


14.00 Moderator Baba Lybeck / Introduction to the domestic part

14.05 Olli Nikunen / Acquisitions Executive, Channels MTV3, Sub, Ava, C More

14.20 Noora Mustonen / Business Manager TVOD & EST, Elisa Viihde Vuokraamo

14.35 Case-study: Director Mikko Peltonen / Finnish documentary series Eva on Viaplay

14.50 Case-study: Producer Ilkka Vehkalahti / IV Films, Delhi – It’s Not My Fault by Rahul Jain


15.30 Introduction to the international part

15.35 Guy Bisson / Ampere Analysis: Forecast of international VOD market trends

16.10 Ove Rishoej Jensen / Paradiddle Pictures: Opportunities for your film on the international VOD market

16.45 Žofie Strachotová / Artinii: Finding new audiences through a community driven distribution platform

17.00 Wrap up and Closure

Changes to the programme are possible.

Language: Finnish (first half), English (second half)

Thursday 30 January at 2.00 – 5.00 pm at the Auditorium of the Nordic Culture Point (Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki).  Free entry.
Ensure your seat by signing up to by 27 January.


Language : suomi (ensimmäinen osio), englanti (toinen osio)