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.

Charcoal Burners (dir. Piotr Zlotorowicz, Poland 2010)

Success Assured: Polish Documentaries in 2011

20.02.2012 | jak | Articles

Polish Docs, an initiative organized by the Polish Film Institute and the ...
The New World (dir. Jaan Tootsen, Estonia 2011)

Protest, Unrest, Revolt at One World 2012

20.02.2012 | jak | Articles

With spray-painted visuals referring to protest banners and graffiti in ...
El Medico - The Cubaton Story (dir. Daniel Fridell, Sweden/Estonia 2011)

Film of the Week: El Medico: The Cubaton Story

14.02.2012 | jak | Articles

In El Medico: The Cubaton Story, a Cuban reggaeton rapper slash family ...
Odessa (dir. Florin Iepan, Romania)

Traitor to the Dying Genre

07.02.2012 | jak | Articles

An interview with Romanian filmmaker and producer Florin Iepan about his ...
Trafacka - Temple of Freedom (dir. Saša Dlouhý, Roman Vávra, Czech Republic 2011)

Five Docs Nominated for Czech Lion Award

06.02.2012 | jak | Articles

Out of 17 Czech documentaries, five films have been nominated for the annual ...
Velvet Terrorists (dir. Peter Kerekes, prod. Peter Kerekes, Slovakia)

Film of the Week: Velvet Terrorists

06.02.2012 | jak | Articles

What one political system labels as terrorism, another labels as justified. ...
Marija's Own (dir. Željka Sukova, Croatia 2011)

Three Picks from MoMA's Documentary Fortnight

31.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Abendland, Argentinian Lesson and Marija's Own are part of MoMA's Documentary ...
Into Oblivion (dir. Šimon Špidla, Czech Republic 2011)

Film of the Week: Into Oblivion

30.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Czech filmmaker Šimon Špidla travels to Siberia to capture a landscape ...
Late Night Talks with Mother (dir. Jan Němec, Czech Republic 2001)

Trilobite Awards 2011: Solar Eclipse Grabs Another Win

28.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Martin Mareček, the director of the award-winning Solar Eclipse, was among ...
The Boy Who Was a King (dir. Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria/Germany 2011)

Nordic Films Meet Arab Spring in Göteborg

26.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Every year around this time, a red dragon hovers over the screenings, Nordic ...