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, 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.

A Low-level Flight (dir. Jan Šikl, Czech Republic 2007)

Jan Šikl – A Natural-born Storyteller

13.09.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

Jan Šikl is a truly distinctive voice in Czech documentary film because ...
Tonia and Her Children (dir. Marcel Łoziński, Poland 2011)

Marcel Łoziński - The Rule of Rules: Hurt No One

14.06.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

I make documentary films as a way to earn a living, declared Marcel Łoziński ...
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 ...
Ma'rib (dir. Rainer Komers, Germany 2008)

Rainer Komers - What the Landscape Said

04.04.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

German filmmaker Rainer Komers was initially involved in television projects ...
The Source (dir. Martin Mareček, Czech Republic 2005)

Martin Mareček - On the Great Divide Between People...

15.03.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

A FAMU graduate and one of the brightest talents in the young generation ...
Our Daily Bread (dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria 2005)

Nikolaus Geyrhalter: Master of Film Caviar

18.01.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

As general and vague as it may sound, the central subject of Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s ...
Ramin (dir. Audrius Stonys, Georgia / Latvia 2011)

Audrius Stonys and Visual Immediacy

19.12.2011 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

Lithuanian filmmaker Audrius Stonys (1966) got involved in film a year ...
Let's Run Away from Her (dir. Marcin Koszalka, Poland 2010)

Marcin Koszalka and Family Cinema Therapy

09.12.2011 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

Polish cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Marcin Koszalka (1970) ...