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.

Day 1 - IDF Industry Launched

Today is the first day of the week-long industry event IDF organizes for all accredited film professionals, authors, producers, comissioning editors, buyers, sellers, decision makers, film fund delegates and institution representatives. First guests arrive, the door of the Forum workshop opens, Iikka Vehkalahti gives the initial lecture and everyone is invited to meet each other at the housewarming Welcome party.

IDF Industry begins - keep on checking our website for the latest information and news. DOKweb will be updated on daily basis and serves as an online guide for both the event guests, as well as for all documentary fans who enjoy being informed about the Eastern European Industry autumn event no.1. To sum it up, everything important about IDF Industry Programme in Jihlava, enhanced with reports about the programme highlights, articles and interviews, all this will be released through the website.

Do not forget that our detailed day-to-day programme is available online, every addition or change will be updated and announced on the frontpage





13:00 - 17:30 | FORUM WORKSHOP (registration 13:00 - 14:00) | The workshop opening daywith 22 Ex Oriente Film + East European Forum participants arriving to Jihlava.

Open for: Ex Oriente Film + East European Forum participants
Where: Secondary Graphic Art School


17:30 – 19:30 | LECTURE: New Challenges and Possibilities in Documentary Film | A session hosted by Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland) will focus on the new technologies, changing media landscape, emerging distribution platforms and their impact on documentary formats, narration and style.

Open for: Industry + Press accreditations
Where: Secondary Graphic Art School


21.00 | Welcome Party (Ex Oriente Film + East European Forum) | First drinks and a little good time before the week-long workshop.

Open for: Forum workshop participants (Ex Oriente Film + East European Forum)
Where: New Age Cocktail Music Bar, Husova 34


INDUSTRY IN JIHLAVA - Industry Programme - Industry Directory


East European Forum | Ex Oriente Film | Lectures