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.

Eastern Europe in the Centre of Documentary Events

31.10.2014 | Andrea Průchová | Articles

Does it seem to you that more and more films of East European provenance appear at international film festivals? Well, it doesn’t only seem so! The “East European” label is changing fast, turning from a diffident brother of popular ...
Nicolas Philibert and Mikael Opstrup

The second session of Ex Oriente Film workshop is over, the third will take place in Prague.

28.10.2014 | Ex Oriente Film

At the end of October Jihlava traditionally hosted the second session of Ex Oriente Film workshop, which brought talented East and Central European documentary makers and producers as well as more than 20 renowned international tutors, ...
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 ...
Silver Eye Awards 2014 winners were announced in Jihlava

Silver Eye Awards 2014 winners were announced in Jihlava

27.10.2014 | East Silver

For the sixth time at Jihlava International Film Festival, Institute of Documentary Film announced Silver Eye winners at the Closing Ceremony. The holders of the awards are three extraordinary documentaries from East Silver Market, ...
Looking back at East Silver Market 2014

Looking back at East Silver Market 2014

28.10.2014 | East Silver

The 11th East Silver Market 2014 has just ended. We are presenting several interesting numbers from the recent edition revealing the most watched documentaries and pointing out what the most interesting films to see in Jihlava were. ...
Young Talents Point Their Cameras at Big Family Dramas

Young Talents Point Their Cameras at Big Family Dramas

27.10.2014 | Tereza Šimíková | Articles

Nine promising international debuts will be soon presented by DOK.Incubator in Leipzig. ...