DOKweb Content is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content. is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities
Founded in 2001, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.
Nicolas Philibert

Ex Oriente Film brings renowned guests and packed programme to Jihlava

08.10.2014 | Ex Oriente Film

The second session of Ex Oriente Film workshop begins in two weeks in Jihlava. This time, more than 20 renowned tutors, guests and observers will work with the 12 participating filmmakers from Eastern and Central Europe on their projects. ...
Second Chance

Silver Eye Award - The 2014 Nominees Announced

25.09.2014 | East Silver

The Silver Eye Award for the best films of the market knows its nominees. The award designed to honour the most creative documentary films from the area of Central and Eastern Europe, will be handed over in three categories: Short, ...
Institute of Documentary Film and EAVE Announce New Partnership

Institute of Documentary Film and EAVE Announce New Partnership

10.10.2014 | Ex Oriente Film

European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs put in place a new scholarship for one producer participating in Ex Oriente Film 2014 to attend the EAVE 2015 Producers Workshop. ...
57 World, International or European Premieres at This Year’s Jihlava IDFF

57 World, International or European Premieres at This Year’s Jihlava IDFF

09.10.2014 | Tomáš Stejskal, bh | Articles

This year, the traditional competition sections will offer a unique blend of auteur documentaries, most of which as world, international or European premieres. In the competition of world documentaries Opus Bonum the IDFF Jihlava will ...
Toto and his sisters

DOK Leipzig Features 15 Documentaries Supported by IDF

08.10.2014 | bh | Articles

As the 57th DOK Leipzig - the biggest documentary and animation event in Germany is approaching, we are proud to announce that a total of 15 documentaries that will be presented within the official programme of the festival were developed ...
Stealing Socialism

11 documentraies supported by IDF were chosen for IDFA 2014

13.10.2014 | bh | Articles

One of the most important documentary film festivals in the world, IDFA 2014, will feature the total of 11 documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe supported by Institute of documentary film. Three of them will compete for awards ...