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.

Hot Docs + Hot Docs Forum Deadline

The final deadline for the 2011 Hot Docs Festival (April 28 - May 8, 2011) is January 14, 2011. The Hot Docs Forum (May 4 - 5, 2011) is now accepting project submissions from broadcast and feature-length documentaries, series, interactive documentaries and 3D documentaries. Application deadline: January 21, 2011.


Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
April 28 - May 8, 2011
Toronto / Canada

Early-bird submission deadline: December 3, 2010
Final submission deadline: January 14, 2011

Hot Docs accepts Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths and subject matter.

Short Films:

  • $33.90 CDN per submission

Mid- and Feature-Length Films:

  • before December 3: $67.80 CDN per submission
  • before January 15: $118.65 CDN per submission

Click here to read more details.

12th Hot Docs Forum
May 4 - 5, 2011
Toronto / Canada

Application deadline: January 21, 2011

Regarded as the most effective international documentary market in North America, the Hot Docs Forum (formerly the Toronto Documentary Forum) is a dynamic pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion. The Hot Docs Forum is a two-day, limited-seating event. Focused around a slate of pre-selected international project presentations showcased in front of a round table of commissioning editors, programming executives and observers from around the globe, the Hot Docs Forum’s intimate and intense format has proven extremely successful in building international partnerships and raising additional financing for both presenting and observing producers.

The Hot Docs Forum is accepting the following types of documentary submissions:

  • Broadcast and feature-length documentaries
  • Series
  • Interactive documentaries
  • 3D documentaries

Review the submission guidelines to learn more and to submit your film using the online submission form. The deadline to submit your project is January 21, 2011.

Observer Accreditation Opens: January 14, 2011
Observer Seat Accreditation Deadline: March 18, 2011

Selected documentary producers publicly pitch their projects to over 150 key international broadcasters and financiers from Europe, Australia, Japan, the USA and Canada and to a gallery of accredited observers.

For buyers, the Hot Docs Forum offers a curated slate of projects in development or production by elite international filmmakers. Observers gain prime industry intelligence and valuable networking opportunities with commissioners, buyers, financiers and other filmmakers.

The Hot Docs Forum is a limited-seating event requiring separate, advance accreditation independent of any other Hot Docs pass.

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