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.
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 ...
Our School (dir. Mona Nicoară, Miruna Coca-Cozma, Romania, Switzerland, USA 2011 - supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund)

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund - February Deadline

28.12.2011 | jak | Articles

Until February 9, 2012, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund is accepting ...
Gugara (dir. Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski, Poland 2007, Dragon Forum 2006)

Dragon Forum 2012 - Extended Deadline January 1

22.12.2011 | jak | Articles

The 2012 Dragon Forum is still accepting documentary proposals that will ...
Crulic - The Path to Beyond (dir. Anca Damian, Poland, Romania 2011)

Romania: In the Shadow of the New Wave

22.12.2011 | Ondřej Kuhn | Articles

The qualities of Romanian film production definitely reflect the inherent ...
Pit No. 8 (dir. Marianna Kaat, Estonia / Russia 2010)

Watch Docs Winners - Special Flight, Pit No. 8, Belarusian Dream

20.12.2011 | jak | Articles

The 11th Watch Docs (December 8 - 18, 2011, Warsaw) presented the main ...