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, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.

A Life, A Long Way Away (dir. Marc Weymuller, France 2011)

Magnificent Seven Brings Doc Gems to Belgrade

17.01.2012 | jak | Articles

For the eighth time, Magnificent 7 (January 25-30, 2012) returns to Belgrade ...
Rainmakers (dir. Floris-Jan van Luyn, Netherlands 2010) - Con-Science Award, Docville 2011

Submissions Open for Docville 2012

16.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Docville International Documentary Film Festival (April 27 - May 5, 2012) ...
El Sicario - Room 164 (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, USA 2010) - Grand Jury Award, Open City 2011

Open City London Documentary Festival Deadline: February 24

15.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Open City - London Documentary Festival (June 21 - 24, 2012) is accepting ...
Not My Land (dir. Alyona Surzhikova, Julia Ishakova, Sergei Trofimov, Estonia)

Keep an Eye on: Alyona Surzhikova & Sergei Trofimov

13.01.2012 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

Alyona Surzhikova and Sergei Trofimov are developing Not My Land, a documentary ...
Finnsurf (dir. Aleksi Raij, Finland 2011)

DocPoint Celebrates Estonian Cinema, Vehkalahti, Finnish Docs

12.01.2012 | jak | Articles

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (January 24 - 29) kicks off ...
Dragonslayer (dir. Tristan Patterson, USA 2011) - Winner: Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011

Hot Docs Deadlines - Southeast Europe in 2012 Spotlight

11.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Hot Docs 2012 takes place April 26 - May 6, 2012, with a special programme ...
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (dir. Alison Klayman, USA/China 2011) - Good Pitch Europe 2011, premieres at Sundance FF 2012

Good Pitch Europe 2012: Social Issues and Outreach

10.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Until February 1, The Good Pitch Europe 2012 is accepting entries from ...
Field of Magic (dir. Mindaugas Survila, Lithuania 2011)

Film of the Week: Field of Magic

09.01.2012 | jak | Articles

Living near a disused landfill in makeshift huts for over 20 years, several ...
Plug & Pray (dir. Jens Schanze, Germany 2009)

Deadline for Academia Film Olomouc: Jan 13

06.01.2012 | jak | Articles

The 47th Academia Film Olomouc, International Festival of Science Documentary ...
Duet for Cello (writer/director: Wafa’a Halawi; producer: Paul Ryan; France/Lebanon/Scotland/Ireland) - Winner of the 2010 ENGAGE Prize

ENGAGE 2012 Ready for 24 Filmmaking Students and Graduates

29.12.2011 | jak | Articles

Students in their last year of, or recent graduates of a university-level ...