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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.

IDFAcademy Summer School Deadline: April 1

June 18 - 23, 2012, IDFA hosts the 5th IDFAcademy Summer School in Amsterdam for some sixteen documentary projects in script development or rough cut stage. Filmmakers from anywhere in the world can apply until April 1 to get creative input from eight international documentary experts.


IDFAcademy Summer School
June 18 - 23, 2012

Submission deadline: April 1, 2012.

From 18 until 23 June 2012 the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam organizes the fifth edition of the IDFAcademy Summer School: a tailor-made training program aimed at strengthening the narrative structure of documentary film projects in script development and editing stage.

The Summer School combines individual coaching with group sessions. It offers two types of training possibilities: Script Development and Editing Consultancy. Around sixteen projects in script development or editing stage (rough cut) from all over the world will be selected for the Summer School 2012.

The filmmakers of these projects will be coached in Amsterdam intensively by 8 international documentary experts. Filmmakers who are selected have the opportunity to bring a sparring partner: a creative producer, a co-scriptwriter, or an editor in the case of participation in Editing Consultancy. If a project is selected, a project fee of EUR 750 (excluding VAT) is due.

More information about the Summer School and an entry form are available here.