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.

Projects Wanted: DOK Leipzig Co-production Meeting

European producers can submit their documentary projects (singles, series, cross-media) to DOK Leipzig's 8th International Co-production Meeting (October 29-31). To make the early deadline, apply online by June 30. Final deadline: August 1.


8th International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting
October 29 - 31, 2012

The main goal of the event is to encourage international co-productions and to help finance outstanding documentary projects for an international audience. Early deadline: June 30, 2012 / Final deadline: August 1, 2012. You can apply online here.

DOK Leipzig offers:

•    Access to the latest news and detailed insights and discussion into documentary film markets of various countries (documentary slots, film and media funds, theatrical market and distribution opportunities, co-production agreements).
•    Scheduled one on one meetings with potential co-producers (day one) and potential financiers (day two) such as representatives of film and media funds, commissioning editors, distributors and relevant institutions.
•    Various networking possibilities in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
•    The DOK Festival, with an exciting international film program and substantial framework programme.

We are looking for:

•    Courageous, talented documentary film producers seeking to establish new contacts and to find co-production partners.
•    Good documentary film projects in development, which – in the best case – are already partially financed and of real interest for international audiences.
•    Producers who have successfully worked in their national market and who strive to work internationally with European partners. Experience in international co-production is preferable, but not a prerequisite.


The participation costs per project 190,40 Euros (incl. 19% VAT). These costs include one accreditation per project and the participation in all events linked to the Co-Production Meeting for one, max. two participants per project.

Single films projects, documentary series and cross media projects are welcome. Companies can submit applications for up to two projects.


DOK Leipzig Co-production Meeting
Christine Hille, hille(at), T: +49-341-30 864-27
Brigid O’Shea, oshea(at)