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.
Lisa, Go Home! (dir. Oksana Buraja, Estonia, Lithhuania, 2012)

East Europeans score big time at DOK Leipzig

09.11.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

The 55th edition of the top German documentary & animation event in ...
The Ambassador (dir. Mads Brügger, Dennmark, 2011)

Ex Oriente Film grand Saturday: Mads Brügger and Mandy Rose

25.10.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Institute of Documentary Film brings two renowned guests to Jihlava: Danish ...
Sofia's Last Ambulance (dir. Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Germany, 2012)

Case study: Sofia’s Last Ambulance

23.10.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Are you interested in learning more about the development of a documentary ...
Rabbit a la Berlin (dir. Bartek Konopka, Germany, Poland, 2009)

Apply for the Documentary Campus Masterschool 2013

15.10.2012 | Articles

Applications are now open for a German-based training programme designed ...
New Life (dir. Adam Ol'ha, Slovakia, 2012)

Jihlava IFF comes out with programme news

11.10.2012 | Articles

Much like in recent years, the sixteenth edition of the International Documentary ...
Winter Go Away (dir. Marina Razbezkhina collective, Russia, 2012)

Documentary competition in Warsaw

08.10.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

The 28th Warsaw Film Festival begins on October 12 and launches one of ...
Tomorrow Will Be Better (dir. Martin Přívratský, Czech Republic, 2012)

Film of the Week: Tomorrow Will Be Better

24.09.2012 | Articles

A generic documentary, rather exceptional attempt in the context of Czech ...
Mama Illegal (dir. Ed Moschitz, Austria, 2011)

Festival des Libertés celebrates freedom with documentaries

18.09.2012 | Articles

For several years now, the organizers of the multi-art festival, held October ...
A Low-level Flight (dir. Jan Šikl, Czech Republic 2007)

Jan Šikl – A Natural-born Storyteller

13.09.2012 | Kateřina Surmanová | Articles

Jan Šikl is a truly distinctive voice in Czech documentary film because ...
King Corn (dir. Aaron Woolf, USA 2007)

Life After Life: Documentary Sales and Distribution Today

13.09.2012 | Lucie Česálková | Articles

It can work simply like this: a film is completed and exclusive control ...