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.
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 ...
Private Universe (dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic 2012)

Film of the Week: Private Universe

23.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Four years after receiving the Prix ARTE for René and only two years after ...
All That Glitters (dir. Tomáš Kudrna, Czech Republic 2010)

Cronograf: Tenth Anniversary in May

23.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Submissions are open for the 10th Cronograf - International Documentary ...
Into Oblivion (dir. Šimon Špidla, Czech Republic 2011)

Punk in Africa and Into Oblivion in Rotterdam

19.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Punk in Africa, a Czech-South African co-production directed by Keith Jones ...
Phnom Penh Lullaby (dir. Pawel Kloc, Poland 2011)

Reporting from the Belly of the Beast

18.01.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

With his production house Parallax, Pawel Kloc managed to film his first ...
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 ...