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.
Fear of Falling (dir. Bartek Konopka, Poland, 2011), Ekran 2008, photo by Munk Studio

Ekran 2013: Deadline on January 20

15.01.2013 | tch | Articles

Ekran, organized by Wajda Studio and Wajda School, is a European training ...
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (dir. Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia, Germany, 2012), Sundance 2013

Sundance 2013 Presents Docs in World Premiere

15.01.2013 | tch | Articles

Sundance Film Festival, which has been showcasing quality independent films ...
Stremt 89 (dir. Dragos Dulea, Anda Puscas, Romania, 2012)

Film of the Week: Stremt 89

14.01.2013 | tch | Articles

Seen from today's perspective, the revolutionary events of 1989, as they ...
Tomorrow (dir. Andrey Gryazev, Russia, 2012), #2 Russian Documentary Films Rating 2012

Rgdoc and Festagent: Russia's Gateways to the World of Film

11.01.2013 | tch | Articles

We are introducing two Russian film portals which cover the events in the ...
Children of Stalinism (dir. Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic, 2010), ESoDoc 2007

Apply for ESoDoc 2013: Deadline on January 14

08.01.2013 | tch | Articles

Documentary filmmakers, new media professionals and NGO practitioners can ...
Battery Man (dir. Dusan Saponja, Dusan Cavic, Serbia, 2012)

Film of the Week: Battery Man

07.01.2013 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Biba Struja is the Battery Man, an ultimate electric power accumulator. ...
¡Vivan las antipodas! (dir. Victor Kossakovsky, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands, 2012), IDFA Bertha Fund 2007

IDFA Bertha Fund Applications Close February 1

07.01.2013 | tch | Articles

The IDFA Bertha Fund calls for new creative documentary projects from developing ...
31 Endings/31 Beginnings (dir. Rafani, Czech Republic, 2011)

Most Watched Docs of 2012 at DAFilms

03.01.2013 | tch | Articles

DAFilms VoD portal offers a collection of ten films which have enjoyed ...
The Tundra Book. A Tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock (dir. Aleksei Vakhrushev, Russia, 2011), HotDocs 2013

Hot Docs: Submission Deadline on January 11

02.01.2013 | tch | Articles

At the turn of April and May, 2013, the 20th anniversary edition of Hot ...
Life in Stills (dir. Tamar Tal, Israel, 2011), Docaviv IDFF 2012

Docaviv: Deadline on December 24

20.12.2012 | tch | Articles

A few more days are left till the submission deadline of Docaviv International ...