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.
Barzakh (dir. Mantas, Kvedaravičius, Finland, Lithuania 2011)

Film of the Week: Barzakh

05.04.2011 | jak | Articles

In Islamic thought, Barzakh is the barrier between the worlds of the living ...
The Castle (dir. Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti, Italy 2011)

Hot Docs with Italian Flavour

05.04.2011 | jak | Articles

Ten Italian documentaries will be screened in one of the many programmes ...
Pomeranian Illusions (dir. Jakob Dammas, Helge Renner, Denmark / Germany / Poland 2011)

Krakow Film Festival Unveils Competition Docs

04.04.2011 | jak | Articles

The 51st Krakow Film Festival (May 23 - 29, 2011) will present 19 documentaries ...
Guy Pearce in Lockout

Serbia Goes Ahead with Film Incentives

01.04.2011 | jak | Articles

With a minimum spending amount of EUR 2 million, the new film incentives ...
Whores' Glory (upcoming title, dir. Michael Glawogger, Germany/Austria 2011, sales: The Match Factory)

European Sales Companies Establish New Body

31.03.2011 | jak | Articles

In order to face the current challenges and technology shifts in the market, ...
Gunnar Goes God (dir. Gunnar Hall Jensen, Norway 2010)

Doc Alliance Festivals Showcase 5 Films

28.03.2011 | jak | Articles

The five festivals associated under the Doc Alliance initiative - Visions ...
Olda (dir. Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic 2010)

Film of the Week: Olda

28.03.2011 | jak | Articles

Picked by the Jihlava IDFF into the 2011 Doc Alliance Selection, Olda by ...
Ramin (dir. Audrius Stonys, Latvia / Georgia 2011)

East European Picks at Visions du Réel

25.03.2011 | jak | Articles

A bunch of East European documentaries have made it into the programme ...
Filmmakers Reassured After Meeting with Barroso

Filmmakers Reassured After Meeting with Barroso

23.03.2011 | jak | Articles

Following a meeting between Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European ...
Close to Heaven (dir. Titus Faschina, Germany/Romania, 2010)

Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2011 Awards

23.03.2011 | jak | Articles

The 13th Thessaloniki Doc Fest (March 11 - 20) bestowed awards in multiple ...