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.
Disease of the Third Power (dir. Zuzana Piussi)

Documentarist on Trial for Her Film about the Court

15.11.2012 | tch | Articles

Renowned Slovak documentarist Zuzana Piussi has sparked off a debate on ...
Tomorrow (dir. Andrey Gryzaev, Russia, 2012)

Record audience at CPH:DOX watched ambulance and subway

15.11.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

There is one more good reason to celebrate after the festival's tenth edition ...
East European Delegation at IDFA

East European Delegation at IDFA

14.11.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

As every year, Institute of Documentary Film enables selected Central and ...
DOK.Incubator films at top European festivals

DOK.Incubator films at top European festivals

13.11.2012 | Articles

DOK.Incubator, a training initiative aimed at rough cuts entering ditribution, ...
Judicial Harassment of the Bir-Duino Festival Programme

Judicial Harassment of the Bir-Duino Festival Programme

12.11.2012 | har | Articles

The end of September saw in the Kyrgyz city Bishkek within International ...
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 ...