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.
Corridor #8 (D: Boris Despodov / P: Martichka Bozhilova, Bulgaria 2008)

Bulgarian Film Industry: A Long-lasting Struggle

31.05.2012 | Maša Marković | Articles

Bulgaria is emerging as an attractive filming location for Hollywood feature ...
The Boy Who Was a King (D: Andrey Paounov / P: Martichka Bozhilova, Bulgaria / Germany 2011)

Balkan Documentary Center: A House Apart

31.05.2012 | jak | Articles

An interview with Bulgarian producer Martichka Bozhilova about the genesis ...
DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See - Melik Ohanian - video installation

Berlin Documentary Forum 2

30.05.2012 | jak | Articles

At the second Berlin Documentary Forum (May 31 - June 3), international ...
Family Meals (dir. Dana Budisavljević, Croatia 2012)

Film of the Week: Family Meals

29.05.2012 | jak | Articles

In between their favourite dishes, Dana Budisavljević's family discuss ...
Sofia's Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia 2012)

Sofia's Last Ambulance Scoops Award at Cannes

24.05.2012 | jak | Articles

Sofia's Last Ambulance by Bulgarian filmmaker Ilian Metev topped off its ...
The Tripoint (dir. Klára Řezníčková, Czech Republic 2011)

10 Docs Nominated for Koutecky Award

23.05.2012 | jak | Articles

Ten documentaries have been picked by the jury to compete for the 2012 ...
Sofia's Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia 2012)

Film of the Week: Sofia's Last Ambulance

21.05.2012 | jak | Articles

This week, Ilian Metev's documentary film Sofia's Last Ambulance is among ...
The Reluctant Revolutionary (dir. Sean McAllister, UK 2012)

I’ll eventually get back to Syria… Soon.

17.05.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

An interview with British documentary filmmaker and journalist Sean McAllister ...
Solar Eclipse (dir. Martin Mareček, Czech Republic 2011)

Solar Eclipse Wins at Cronograf

17.05.2012 | jak | Articles

Cronograf - International Documentary Film Festival (May 10-15, Chisinau, ...
Two in Your House, Text: Elena Gremina, Teatr.doc, 2011 (credit: Vladimir Lupovskoy)

24 Dok, Teatr.doc, Razbezhkina School

16.05.2012 | Hana Rezková | Articles

One might think that Russia is a country that remains completely isolated ...