DocPoint Goes to Heureka!

DocPoint Goes to Heureka!

Even the sky won’t be the limit when DocPoint extends the festival programme into a new venue: Heureka. The Heureka Planetarium is one of the most modern FullDome theaters in Europe. In FullDome the films are projected onto a hemisphere-shaped silver screen. Experience the documentaries in a whole new way!


FullDome Screenings:

Thu 29th Jan 6:00 PM, Heureka Planetarium (Domefest Demo, Losing the Dark, Dynamic Earth, Kilpisjärvellä), 56 min

Sun 1st Feb 2:00 PM, Heureka Planetarium (Domefest Demo, Losing the Dark, Dynamic Earth, Kilpisjärvellä), 56 min
Screening at Heureka Auditorium:

Sun 1st Feb 3:30 PM, Heureka Auditorium (ThuleTuvalu), 96 min + climate lecture at “Science on a Sphere” showpiece at 5:00 PM by Dr. Janne-Markus Rintala from University of Helsinki. During the lecture images of phenomena that occur on and above the surface of the Earth and other celestial bodies are projected onto the sphere. Read more about the film ThuleTuvalu.


Domefest Demo (3 min)

Losing the Dark (USA, 2013, 12 min, prod. International Dark-Sky Association, Loch Ness Productions)

Starry skies are a becoming a rare sight as light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns – seen so clearly from out of space – remind us of the wasted energy and money used for lighting up the sky.

Dynamic Earth (USA, 2012, 24 min, dir.Thomas Lucas)

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge procuction follows a trail of rnergy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.

Kilpisjärvellä (Finland, 2012, 17 min, dir Axel Straschnoy, prod. Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari / Buf0)

Kilpisjärvellä presents the Northern Lights as they are experienced by someone watching them from the ground. We follow two cameramen who are working to record them on video as they walk through the tundra in order to get away from any artificial lights, and they look for the best spot to capture them. We experience the simple issues of their everyday life, such as getting water from under the ice, chopping wood or preparing a meal. Finally, we also see the lights themselves.

Director Axel Straschnoy will be present at the screenings.


  • Length: 56 min
  • Age limit: null


  • Heureka: Thursday 29.1. at 18:00
  • Heureka: Sunday 1.2. at 14:00