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.
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 ...
Evolution of Violence (dir. Fritz Ofner, Austria 2011)

Disturbing Routine in Guatemala

04.01.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

For the experienced freelance journalist Fritz Ofner, intense situations ...
Tomorrow You Will Leave (director Martin Nguyen, producer Arash T. Riahi, Austria)

Film of the Week: Tomorrow You Will Leave

02.01.2012 | jak | Articles

In Tomorrow You Will Leave, Austrian filmmaker Martin Nguyen retraces the ...
Inside Job (dir. Charles Ferguson, USA 2010)

Brief Doc Poll: 3 Questions on Trends, Funding and Reinvention

01.01.2012 | har, jak | Articles

Documentary expert Sean Farnel, YLE commissioning editor Iikka Vehkalahti ...
Pina (dir. Wim Wenders, Germany 2011)

Revolution in Motion: Notes on the Future of Documentary Production

27.12.2011 | Paul Pauwels | Articles

In his exhaustive and insightful answers to our survey questions, Paul ...
Happy Holidays from IDF

Happy Holidays from IDF

23.12.2011 | Articles

We would like to thank all of our partners, supporters and friends for ...
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (dir. Anca Damian, Poland, Romania 2011)

Romania: In the Shadow of the New Wave

22.12.2011 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

The qualities of Romanian film production definitely reflect the inherent ...