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.
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 ...
Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings 2013

20.12.2012 | Articles

Institute of Documentary Film would like to thank you for your loyalty ...
Samosiuk. The Independent Film Republic (dir. Adam Lewandowski, prod. Jakub Kosma, Poland, 2012)

East Europeans Selected for EAVE 2013

19.12.2012 | tch | Articles

EAVE European Producers Workshop 2013 has announced its participants. The ...
Czech parliment, November 26, 2012; official photo

New Czech cinema bill takes effect in January

19.12.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

After president Klaus's second veto, the new cinema bill eventually gets ...
I Don't Love You (dir. Pavel Kostomarov, Alexander Rastorguev, Russia, 2012)

Film of the Week: I Don't Love You

17.12.2012 | tch | Articles

How easy is it to say I love you? How difficult is it to say I don't love ...
Pavel Kostomarov in Jihlava, October 2010

Political Turmoil on Russian Doc Scene

13.12.2012 | tch | Articles

Last Friday, Russia's federal authorities searched the Moscow apartment ...
Argentinian Lesson (dir. Wojciech Staroń, Poland, 2011), DOK.fest Munich 2012

DOK.fest Munich deadline extended: December 31

11.12.2012 | tch | Articles

You may submit DOK.fest Munich International Documentary Film Festival ...
Winter Go Away (Askold Kurov and coll., Russia, 2012)

Film of the Week: Winter Go Away

10.12.2012 | tch | Articles

While the streets of Moscow are in winter's cold grip, its living rooms, ...
Světozor Cinema (member of Europa Cinemas network)

Europa Cinemas: 20 Years' Focus on European Film

10.12.2012 | tch | Articles

Europa Cinemas, the first film theatre network focusing on European films, ...