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.
The 16th Republic (The Last Russian Limousine) (dir. Daria Khlestkina, Russia)

Suspended in Time

09.05.2012 | jak | Articles

An interview with Russian filmmaker Daria Khlestkina about absurdity, old ...
The 16th Republic (The Last Russian Limousine) (dir. Daria Khlestkina, Russia)

Film of the Week: The 16th Republic (The Last Russian Limousine)

09.05.2012 | jak | Articles

A new order from the government after twenty years triggers a chain of ...
The World Before Her (dir. Nisha Pahuja, Canada / Germany / USA / UK) - Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2012

Hot Docs Awards Summary

06.05.2012 | jak | Articles

Hot Docs (April 26 - May 6) came to a close on the weekend, honouring the ...
Mother (La mère, dir. Antoine Cattin, Pavel Kostomarov, Switzerland 2007)

Pavel Kostomarov and His Russian Tour de Farce

03.05.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

Pavel Kostomarov started his filmmaking career as a cinematographer in ...
Invisible Crimes (dir. Wim Wenders, Spain 2007)

DOK.fest Munich Honours Wenders, Civil Resistance

03.05.2012 | jak | Articles

The 27th DOK.fest München (May 2 - 9) looks back at the uber-successful ...
Life in Stills (dir. Tamar Tal, Israel 2011)

Film of the Week: Life in Stills

01.05.2012 | jak | Articles

A feisty 96-year-old lady and her grandson embark on a long battle to save ...
Love in the Grave (dir. David Vondráček, Czech Republic 2011)

Love in the Grave Takes Main Award at Finále Plzeň

30.04.2012 | jak | Articles

Finále Plzeň - Festival of Czech Films (April 22 - 28) announced winners ...
Play 9/11 (dir. Richard Komárek, prod. Jiří Strnad, Czech Republic)

A Lucky Day

26.04.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

An Interview with Czech filmmaker Richard Komárek about the collapsing ...
Sofia's Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia 2012)

Sofia's Last Ambulance at Critics' Week in Cannes

25.04.2012 | jak | Articles

The only documentary in this year's selection, Sofia's Last Ambulance by ...
Film of the Week: Dragan Wende - West Berlin

Film of the Week: Dragan Wende - West Berlin

24.04.2012 | jak | Articles

Dragan Wende - West Berlin delves into the world of an old pimp and king ...