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.


Cineuropa - European Cinema Portal has released the latest Industry Report dedicated to documentary film. Created in cooperation with EURODOC and Documentary Campus, the section includes texts and interviews that present the views of a number of international documentary consultants, commissioning editors, producers and directors - Tue Steen Müller, Wilbur Leguebe, Tom Koch, Vardan Hovhannisyan, among others - and a financing guide that lists the focus and deadlines of Europe's major funds and financing sources.


Documentary Industry Report

A section entirely dedicated to the European Documentary Industry, that in collaboration with EURODOC and Documentary Campus, will be regularly updated with interviews, videos, articles and news regarding the documentary sector and its rapid changes.



Guide to Funding and Financing Possibilities for Documentaries in Europe
How to find financing in Europe in the documetary sector. Guide published by the France MEDIA Desk

Tue Steen Müller, International consultant on Documentary
The European Documentary Industry, Are we in the Golden Age for Documentaries?

Jacques Bidou • Producer, JBA Production, Paris, France

Documentary Market in Europe
The European documentary market: the main actors, historical analysis and future perspectives   

Wilbur Leguebe • Commissioning Editor Documentaries, RTBF, Belgium
Editorial and co-production policy - The point of view of a small broadcaster
Financing possibilities for documentaries in Belgium
Esther van Messel and Gitte Hansen • First Hand Films International Sales
International Sales Policy - Distribution of European Documentaries
Annette Scheurich • Executive Producer and Author, Marco Polo Film, Heidelberg, Germany
International Documentary Market - Production of European Documentaries
The role of ARTE, financing in Germany

Olaf Grunert • Head of Unité THEMA, ARTE G.E.I.E., Strasbourg, France
ARTE editorial policy
Editorial and co-production policy - Financing possibilities for documentaries in France

Barbara Truyen • Commissioning Editor Documentaries, VPRO TV, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Editorial and co-production policy
Financing possibilities for documentaries in The Netherlands

Charlotte Uzu • Head of International Development, Les Films D’Ici, Paris, France
Industry Report - The Documentary Market
Number od films produced, co-production policy, source of finance for documentaries in France
Vardan Hovhannisyan • Producer/Director & President, Bars Media, Yerevan, Armenia

The International Documentary Market
Production and Co-production of International Documentaries
Mark Wild • National Geographic Television
European Documentary Market
Production and Co-production, films produced a year, annual budget
Bruno Nahon • Producer, Zadig Productions, Paris, France
International Documentary Market
Production of European Documentaries
Tom Koch • Vice President, PBS Distribution, PBS International, Boston, USA
International Documentary Market - The North American Market
Financing possibilities for documentaries in America
Laura Fleury • A&E TV network
International Documentary Market
Production and Co-production, films produced, annual budget
Peter Symes • Head of Studies at the Documentary Masterschool

European Documentary Market - How does Documentary Campus work?
Training Programmes for Documentary Professionals
Gregorio Paonessa • Produttore, Vivofilm, Roma
The self-production of an independent documentary