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.

Open City London Documentary Festival Deadline: February 24

Open City - London Documentary Festival (June 21 - 24, 2012) is accepting submissions from both established and emerging filmmakers across the world. The festival programme includes short and feature documentaries, as well as workshops and panel discussions. Deadline for submissions: February 24, 2012.


Open City - London Documentary Festival
June 21 - 24, 2012
United Kingdom

Open City - London Documentary Festival is a prestigious, 4-day, public-minded celebration of documentary filmmaking brought to you by UCL - London’s Global University. The international call for film submissions for both established and emerging talent is open. Deadline - February 24, through Withoutabox.

From shorts to full-length feature films, Open City screens films that step beyond current broadcast conventions, and through its programme of workshops and discussions focuses on the craft, storytelling and the collective challenges of filmmaking. It is a festival celebrating independent film that, through panel discussions with experts in the field, supports the issues and stories explored at the same time as encouraging experimentation and testing of the boundaries of the documentary form itself.

The award categories for 2012 are Grand Jury, Best City Film, Best Emerging Director (UK and International) and Best MyStreet Film (

The jury for 2012 is still to be announced but, to give you an idea of the calibre of the jurors, in 2011 it included the filmmakers Pawel Pawlikovski, Penny Woolcock, Cristi Puiu, Simon Chinn, Rachel Wexler and Gillian Wearing.
Based in London it offers independent filmmakers from around the globe the opportunity to have their work seen by award-winning judges, fellow filmmakers and a broad public audience.

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