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, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.

Czech Docs Project

Czech Documentary Films catalogue

From the year 2004 on, the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), the International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava and the Czech Film Center issue the Catalogue of Czech Documentary Films highlighting remarkable projects, primarily individual documentaries, listing the yearly documentary production and securing important contacts of producers and filmmakers.

The catalogue introduces approximately a hundred creative documentaries whose television or distribution premiere is planned for the autumn of the following year at the latest. The upcoming documentaries are divided into three chapters according to film length: films up to thirty minutes, films up to sixty minutes and feature-length films. The catalogue also includes a selection of ca 20 finished documentary films already premiered in Czech cinemas.

Subsequently, the catalogue is distributed yearly by all three institutions at both Czech and international festivals as well as to important institutions in the field of cinematography, providing invaluable promotion to the Czech documentary.

Among others, the catalogue travels to the following world festivals: Berlinale, Visions du Réel – Nyon,  Crossing Europe Linz, Hot Docs Toronto, Cracow IFF, Silver Docs, Discop Budapest, Sunny Side of the Doc La Rochelle, FID Marseille, Sarajevo, Zagreb Dox, Sofia International FF, Sheffield IDFF, Leipzig IFF, IDFA Amsterdam, IFF Cannes, Tribeca Film Festival New York, IFF Pusan, IFF Toronto.
Entry deadline is in August of the given year.

Diana Tabakov
Co-ordinator of Czech docs
Institute of Documentary Film