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.
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 ...
A Life, A Long Way Away (dir. Marc Weymuller, France 2011)

Magnificent Seven Brings Doc Gems to Belgrade

17.01.2012 | jak | Articles

For the eighth time, Magnificent 7 (January 25-30, 2012) returns to Belgrade ...
Yallah! Underground (dir./prod. Farid Eslam, Czech Republic)

Film of the Week: Yallah! Underground

16.01.2012 | Magda Španihelová, jak | Articles

Filmmaker Farid Eslam started working on his documentary project Yallah! ...
El Sicario - Room 164 (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, USA 2010) - Grand Jury Award, Open City 2011

Open City London Documentary Festival Deadline: February 24

15.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Open City - London Documentary Festival (June 21 - 24, 2012) is accepting ...
Solar Eclipse (dir. Martin Mareček, Czech Republic 2011)

Solar Eclipse Voted Best Czech Doc by Critics

14.01.2012 | jak | Articles

January 14, 2012, Martin Mareček's Solar Eclipse received the Czech Film ...
Not My Land (dir. Alyona Surzhikova, Julia Ishakova, Sergei Trofimov, Estonia)

Keep an Eye on: Alyona Surzhikova & Sergei Trofimov

13.01.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Alyona Surzhikova and Sergei Trofimov are developing Not My Land, a documentary ...
Finnsurf (dir. Aleksi Raij, Finland 2011)

DocPoint Celebrates Estonian Cinema, Vehkalahti, Finnish Docs

12.01.2012 | jak | Articles

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (January 24 - 29) kicks off ...
Field of Magic (dir. Mindaugas Survila, Lithuania 2011)

Film of the Week: Field of Magic

09.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Living near a disused landfill in makeshift huts for over 20 years, several ...