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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.

Deadline: Baltic Event Co-production Market

The 10th film market Baltic Event, held annually in Tallin, Estonia, invites European filmmakers who seek financing and presenting. If you are interested in your project entering the co-production market, there are only three days to go – the deadline is September 15th. This year the expanded event accepts also projects from CIS countries.

Baltic Event is the most important annual presentation of feature film form Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Since its first year in 2002, Baltic Event draws an ever increasing attention of film distributors, buyers, festival dramaturges and journalists.

The largest event in the region:
November 30 – December 1, 2011

Download the application HERE on the official website of the event.

Project criteria:
• full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution
• national support in place
• potential for international market
• projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania are accepted

Special conditions:
§ participation includes an accreditation fee of 35 Euros
§ no submitted materials will be returned to the sender
§ once a project is selected, the producer should be present during the market
§ finalized films must mention their participation at the market in their credits
§ official language is English
§ submission of the project is considered as acceptance of special conditions

Requested materials for submission:
• completed application form (can be downloaded from
• synopsis (1 page) in English
• treatment in English
• screenplay in English (first draft)
• director's note on aesthetics and structure (1-2 pages)
• biography/filmography of the director
• biography/filmography of the producer
• production company profile (max. 300 words)
• budget outline in English