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.

Ushio + Noriko (dir. Zachary Heinzerling, USA, in production) Cinereach Grant Recipient, Winter 2011

CINEREACH Summer Grant Cycle: June 9, 2011

11.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Cinereach Summer Grant Cycle is open until June 9, 2011. Fiction and non-fiction ...
Gorelovka (dir. Alexander Kviria, Georgia 2010)

Film of the Week: Gorelovka

10.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Alexander Kviria's documentary portrays a community in southern Georgie ...
Bhutto (dir. Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara, USA / UK 2010) UNAFF 2010

UNAFF Call for Enteries - Education as Human Right

10.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Entries are still accepted for the 14th United Nations Association Film ...
At the Edge of Russia (dir. Michal Marczak, Poland 2010)

Marczak´s Russia Among Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners

08.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Hot Docs 2011 (April 28 - May 8, 2011) announced the winners in its main ...
Gorelovka (dir. Alexander Kviria, Georgia 2010)

LIDF 2011 - Polish Presence in London

04.05.2011 | jak | Articles

The London International Documentary Festival (LIDF, May 13 - 28, 2011) ...
Paradise Hotel (dir. Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria 2010)

Film of the Week: Paradise Hotel

03.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Residents of this housing project dubbed the Paradise Hotel live in apparent ...
Solar Grandmothers (d: Jehane Noujaim / p: Mette Heide, in production) - Why Poverty? long documentaries

WHY POVERTY? Open to Short Films

03.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Why Poverty? - a documentary series initiated by STEPS International is ...
A Flood in Baath Country (dir. Omar Amiralay, Syria 2003)

Syrian Filmamkers Call for Support in Petition

02.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Syrian filmmakers have published a petition that calls for the denouncement ...
Off the Beaten Track (dir. Dieter Auner, Ireland / Romania 2010)

DOK.FEST Delivers Docs to Munich

29.04.2011 | jak | Articles

The 26th DOK.fest Munich takes place May 4 - 11, 2011, presenting a variety ...
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (dir. Andrei Ujica, Romania 2010)

Ceausescu sold to BENELUX and USA

27.04.2011 | jak | Articles

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Romanian filmmaker Andrei Ujică ...