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.
On Decency (dir. Radovan Síbrt, Czech Republic 2011)

Film of the Week: On Decency

19.03.2012 | jak | Articles

Personal pronouns are the markers of dominance and bias in Radovan Síbrt's ...
Uku Ukai (dir. Audrius Stonys, Lithuania 2006)

ZagrebDox - 50 Docs Compete for Big Stamps

21.02.2012 | jak | Articles

The 8th ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival (February 26 ...
Trafacka - Temple of Freedom (dir. Saša Dlouhý, Roman Vávra, Czech Republic 2011)

Five Docs Nominated for Czech Lion Award

06.02.2012 | jak | Articles

Out of 17 Czech documentaries, five films have been nominated for the annual ...
Late Night Talks with Mother (dir. Jan Němec, Czech Republic 2001)

Trilobite Awards 2011: Solar Eclipse Grabs Another Win

28.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Martin Mareček, the director of the award-winning Solar Eclipse, was among ...
The Boy Who Was a King (dir. Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria/Germany 2011)

Nordic Films Meet Arab Spring in Göteborg

26.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Every year around this time, a red dragon hovers over the screenings, Nordic ...
Diana's List (dir. Dana Budisavljević, prod. Dana Budisavljević, Miljenka Čogelja, Croatia)

Diana's List Wins EAVE Award in Trieste

25.01.2012 | jak | Articles

The Croatian documentary project Diana's List (Ex Oriente Film 2011) produced ...
Yallah! Underground (dir./prod. Farid Eslam, Czech Republic)

Film of the Week: Yallah! Underground

16.01.2012 | Magda Španihelová, jak | Articles

Filmmaker Farid Eslam started working on his documentary project Yallah! ...
Not My Land (dir. Alyona Surzhikova, Julia Ishakova, Sergei Trofimov, Estonia)

Keep an Eye on: Alyona Surzhikova & Sergei Trofimov

13.01.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Alyona Surzhikova and Sergei Trofimov are developing Not My Land, a documentary ...
Finnsurf (dir. Aleksi Raij, Finland 2011)

DocPoint Celebrates Estonian Cinema, Vehkalahti, Finnish Docs

12.01.2012 | jak | Articles

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (January 24 - 29) kicks off ...
Field of Magic (dir. Mindaugas Survila, Lithuania 2011)

Film of the Week: Field of Magic

09.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Living near a disused landfill in makeshift huts for over 20 years, several ...