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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.

Submit your project to Doc Launch Presentation

Do you have a rough cut documentary project and think about distribution options? Doc Launch offers in-depth analysis of the rough cuts and a unique opportunity to introduce an in-development project to our guest buyers, sales representatives, distributors and festival programmers. In 2012 the presentation is held for the first time in Prague within East Doc Platform, which is organized by IDF alongside One World.

Further details about the new umbrella industry event East Doc Platform, held in March 5 – 12, 2012, on the background of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, are available here.

The third edition of the presentation, dedicated to the support of East European documentary films in production and post-production and help them swim into distribution, introduces 9 exceptional feature documentaries that are entering the screens from April 2012 through to March 2013. The finished documentaries will be offered whole range of networking opportunities, consulting and assistance when creating distribution concept.

Deadline: December 20, 2011
Date: March 8 – 9, 2012
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Participants: 9 projects represented by director and producer
Guests: Doc Launch presents the rough cuts to various guests invited for East Doc Platform: buyers, sales representatives, distributors and festival programmers. In addition to that, 4 – 6 distributors, sales or festival representatives, who focus on feature documentaries suitable for theatre release, will be invited as well.

Submission conditions:
Doc Launch Presentation accepts all Central and East European projects with planned premiere date within April 2012 through to March 2013. We are looking for exceptional feature-length projects/rough cuts meant for big screens.

Doc Launch Presentation 2012 entry form available for download HERE.

Please, send the submission, 2 DVDs with a preview, trailer or rough cut, possibly other additional materials to the film, to the following address:
Hana Rezková, Institut dokumentárního filmu, Školská 12, 110 00 Praha 1