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.
European filmmakers meet EU Budget Commissioner (photo: FERA)

Filmmakers Discuss Media with EU Commissioner

24.06.2011 | jak | Articles

June 17, 2011, European filmmakers met with Janusz Lewandowski, EU Commissioner ...
The Bully Project (dir. Lee Hirsch, USA 2011, Sundance Documentary Fund fall 2010 grantee)

Sundance Documentary Fund: Fall 2011 Submissions

21.06.2011 | jak | Articles

Online submissions are open for the Sundance Documentary Fund - 2011 Fall ...
Uniondocs Collaborate Looking for Applicants

Uniondocs Collaborate Looking for Applicants

20.06.2011 | jak | Articles

Run by the NY-based non-profit media arts organization UnionDocs, the UnionDocs ...
CINETRAIN Ready for Russian Winter

CINETRAIN Ready for Russian Winter

16.06.2011 | jak | Articles

Cinetrain, a filmmaking programme that offers perhaps more hands-on experience ...
Documentary Filmmaker Looking for Archive Footage

Documentary Filmmaker Looking for Archive Footage

14.06.2011 | jak | Articles

Austrian filmmaker and producer Friedrich Moser is looking for private ...
Pavel Koutecký Award Goes to Earhlings

Pavel Koutecký Award Goes to Earhlings

07.06.2011 | jak | Articles

Earthlings, Who Are You Voting for?, a documentary film by Linda Jablonská ...
Seven Docs in Contention for Koutecky Award

Seven Docs in Contention for Koutecky Award

30.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Presented annually to an outstanding Czech documentary film, the 2011 Pavel ...
Girls Don't Cry (Latvia, pitched at Baltic Sea Forum 2010)

Baltic Sea Forum 2011 Deadline

27.05.2011 | jak | Articles

There are a few more days left to apply to the 2011 Baltic Sea Forum, a ...
Aviva Silver (Head of MEDIA and Media Literacy, EC)

EC Representative Refelects on Media Debates

19.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Speaking at the MEDIA 20th anniversary event in Cannes, Aviva Silver - ...
Aristoteles Workshop - Call for Enteries 2011

Aristoteles Workshop - Call for Enteries 2011

16.05.2011 | Zdeněk Blaha | Articles

Supported by CNC Romania, ARTE/France and MEDIA, Aristoteles Workshop has ...