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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.

Docstories - Three-part Workshop for Black Sea Region

Docstories Black Sea – Storytelling in Documentary Film is a workshop aimed at developing creative documentary projects and innovative non-fiction formats in the greater Black Sea region. Deadline: May 21. The first of the three workshop sessions takes place in July in Tbilisi.


Docstories Black Sea is organized in partnership with IDFA, IDFAcademy, Art Doc (Romania) and the Noosfera Foundation (Georgia). Documentary filmmakers, producers, editors, authors, commissioning editors and other TV or media professionals from Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Armenia may apply. A limited number of EU-nationals from countries outside of the Black Sea region will also be accepted as long as they submit proof of their interest to co-produce in the greater Black Sea region.

Application deadline: May 21, 2012. You can fill out an application form here.

Docstories Black Sea contains three sessions:

- 1st session takes place in Tbilisi (Georgia), July 2 - 6, 2012 and deals with storytelling structures &  dramaturgy
- 2nd session takes place in Sibiu (Romania), October 16 - 20, 2012 in cooperation with the Astra Film Festival and deals with innovative documentary formats for TV & internet
- 3rd session takes place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), November 15 - 19, 2012 in partnership with IDFA and IDFAcademy and deals with funding, co-production and distribution possibilities. The participants can present their projects and attend the industry events at IDFA.

15 participants (registered for all 3 sessions) and 6 participants who can apply for the sessions in Georgia (Tbilisi) or in Sibiu (Romania) will be selected. There won’t be a separate application possibility for the session in Amsterdam as this session focuses on the presentation of the already developed projects. It is required that the selected participants who have applied for the entire workshop, attend all three sessions. The working language is English. The selected projects may be in the development, production or rough-cut stage. You are expected to provide a link to a trailer/visual material of your project, rough-cut or one of your previous works.

For any additional questions please contact: artdoc.romania(at)