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.
Sergey Kachkin - On the Way Home

Film of the Week: On the Way Home

07.09.2011 | Articles

Sergey Kachkin, a documentarian belonging to the Russian “pepsi generation” ...
The Boy Who Was a King (dir. A. Paounov)

TIFF to Present New Documentary by Andrey Paounov

02.09.2011 | kva | Articles

The Boy Who Was A King by a former participant of East European Forum and ...

Film of the Week: Pit-hole

29.08.2011 | kva | Articles

The documentary Pit-Hole by Jiří Stejskal has been awarded at Fresh Film ...
East European Student Documentaries at Fresh Film Fest

East European Student Documentaries at Fresh Film Fest

10.08.2011 | Articles

There are three short documentaries selected for Fresh Czech competition ...
Roma Rally (dir. Gábor Hörcher, Márton Horn, Hungary / Germany)

Documentary Film in Hungary: Lost in Transition?

27.07.2011 | Miklós Horváth | Articles

Why was the MMKA shut down? What does the future hold for Hungarian documentary ...
Twenty-four Films to be Shown in Oscar Qualifying Run

Twenty-four Films to be Shown in Oscar Qualifying Run

27.07.2011 | kva | Articles

Phnom Phen Lullaby by Pawel Kloc is one of the 17 feature documentary films ...
The Seamstresses (dir. Biljana Garvanlieva, Germany / Macedonia 2010)

Film of the Week: The Seamstresses

25.07.2011 | jak | Articles

Local men mostly hang around with a cigarette and a drink, while the women ...
Six Degrees

In Six Steps from Poland to Mexico

25.07.2011 | kva | Articles

A new documentary about interpersonal relationships was presented in Karlovy ...
Run for Life (dir. Mladen Matičević, Serbia / Japan 2010)

Film of the Week: Run for Life

18.07.2011 | jak | Articles

Run for Life by Mladen Matičević follows three Ethiopian athletes who ...
Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště 2011

Romania, Terrorism at Summer Film School 2011

13.07.2011 | jak | Articles

Filmmakers Aki Kaurismäki, Emir Kusturica, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and ...