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.

One World 2012 submission deadline approaching soon!

November 30 is the submission deadline for the 14th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival which takes place March 6 - 15, 2012, in Prague and more than 30 towns across the Czech Republic. The festival presents feature and short documentary films as well as short animations from around the world. The upcoming edition will also host the East Doc Platform – a new industry programme organized by the Institute of Documentary Film.


One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2012
March 6 – 15 | Prague, Czech Republic
Submission deadline:
November 30
Submission form: Available online HERE


The festival organizer, People in Need foundation, has been bringing documentary film focused on human rights and social issues to the audiences for 13 years. Every year, One World enjoys considerable interest of public, media and notable personae and successfully drives the society towards natural human solidarity. One glimpse at the stats says enough about the high standard: in 2011, the overall number of festival audiences reached 103 695, watching 104 films from 43 countries. The festival programme offers competition categories, non-competition and specialized categories. The best films within main programme are awarded by the Best Film Award and Best Director Award, the section Right to Know hands the Rudolf Vrba Award, another awards are: Vaclav Havel Special Award for the film with the most significant contribution to human rights awareness, The Czech Radio Award for Creative Use of Sound and Music in Documentary Film, The Student Jury Award and eventually also the Audieence Award VŠEM.


IDF On the Road: In March 2012, the Institute of documentary Film enters the scene with the brand new support of East European documentary film – the East Doc Platform industry programme, organized on the background of the One World festival. The new industry will feature traditional activities, such as the 12th East European Forum, the 3rd Doc Launch annual, East Silver video library, or one-on-one meetings at Project Market, supplemented with Master Classes, Industry screenings, seminars, lectures and networking opportunities. The deadlines and further information about the event are available within individual section on the Institute of Documentary Film website.


One World 2012 submission

- Submit your film by November 30 through the online form – HERE.

- Make sure to meet the deadline to provide the festival with one preview DVD to the address below (IMPORTANT: if the film isn’t completed by the deadline, there is a possibility to provide the rough cut version preview).

- One World festival does not collect any fees for the submission.

- One World festival accepts feature and short documentaries, as well as short animations.

- There are no limitations with respect to the country of origin.

- The film needs to be in Czech, or with Czech or English subtitles.



- A board of experts evaluates all submissions through criteria based on form and contents.

- The results of the selection will be available in February 2012.

- All applicants will be informed about the decision via email. The festival will require a set of additional materials from the selected applicants (photos, dialogue records/subtitles, promotion material, etc.).


Visit the festival website for further information and details about the application, or eventually contact the programming department:


People in Need foundation/One World
Šafaříkova 24
120 00 Prague 2
Czech Republic