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.


At the end of 2007, NomadsLand in cooperation with Docs in Progress launched an online event for work-in-progress documentaries. International filmmakers were invited to upload a segment of their film to the NomadsLand website. The organizers then selected two winners (1 short and 1 feature documentary project) that will be screened Sunday, February 17 in Washington DC during a moderated feedback session with the filmmakers participating via Skype.

Public Screening Workshop - Special International Edition of Docs in Progress &

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:30pm EST
Where: Busboys and Poets DC / 2021 14th St. NW / Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5

The two winning projects (see below) will be screened in whole. Each rough cut will be discussed and critiqued by a live audience of filmmakers and film aficionados. If the filmmakers cannot make it to Washington DC, they will join in the discussion via Skype.

D: Dean Hamer
Struggling against 5000 years of Confucian tradition and a communist government that views any type of organizing with suspicion, China's gay community is finding a way to fit into the fabric of modern society without hiding who they really are.

D: Luis Alaejos / Raúl Díez Alaejos
In what was once the tallest building in all of South America, 1500 neighbors of all social classes co- exist. This is a portrait of the Palacio Salvo and its occupants: artists of little and great renown, recent arrivals attracted by the building's bohemian atmosphere, those who want to leave, but can't, and those who are the ghosts of a building's faded past.


Excerpts from the winning films and the other finalists available at NomadsLand.


Docs in Progress was founded in 2004 by Washington-DC area documentary filmmakers  Adele Schmidt  and Erica Ginsberg. Its mission is to give independent documentary filmmakers the opportunity to get feedback on their works in progress from other filmmakers and those who love documentaries; to enlighten the public on documentary, and to build and support the documentary community in Washington DC. For more information, visit

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