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.
Bhutto (dir. Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara, USA / UK 2010) UNAFF 2010

UNAFF Call for Enteries - Education as Human Right

10.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Entries are still accepted for the 14th United Nations Association Film ...
Solar Grandmothers (d: Jehane Noujaim / p: Mette Heide, in production) - Why Poverty? long documentaries

WHY POVERTY? Open to Short Films

03.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Why Poverty? - a documentary series initiated by STEPS International is ...
A Flood in Baath Country (dir. Omar Amiralay, Syria 2003)

Syrian Filmamkers Call for Support in Petition

02.05.2011 | jak | Articles

Syrian filmmakers have published a petition that calls for the denouncement ...
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (dir. Andrei Ujica, Romania 2010)

Ceausescu sold to BENELUX and USA

27.04.2011 | jak | Articles

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu by Romanian filmmaker Andrei Ujică ...
Congo in Four Acts (dir. Dieudo Hamadi, Divita wa Lusala, Kiripi Katembo Siku, South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2010) - Supported by Jan Vrijman Fund

Jan Vrijman Fund Looking for Projects

19.04.2011 | jak | Articles

IDFA's Jan Vrijman Fund is now looking for proposals for creative documentaries ...
Kruzenshtern (dir. Maciej Cuske, Poland 2009, Dragon Forum 2006)

Dragon Forum Deadline Soon

18.04.2011 | jak | Articles

Filmmakers may submit their applications for the 2011 Dragon Forum final ...
Dragan Wende - West Berlin

Dragan Wende at Nyon´s Docs in Progress

08.04.2011 | jak | Articles

The first edition of Docs in Progress that takes place April 10, 2011 as ...
Out in the Silence (dir. Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer, USA 2010, Good Pitch North America 2009)

Good Pitch Europe: Call for Social Justice Film Projects

06.04.2011 | jak | Articles

Until May 27, 2011, filmmakers are encouraged to submit their social justice ...
Guy Pearce in Lockout

Serbia Goes Ahead with Film Incentives

01.04.2011 | jak | Articles

With a minimum spending amount of EUR 2 million, the new film incentives ...
Whores' Glory (upcoming title, dir. Michael Glawogger, Germany/Austria 2011, sales: The Match Factory)

European Sales Companies Establish New Body

31.03.2011 | jak | Articles

In order to face the current challenges and technology shifts in the market, ...