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.


Launched in 2007, the East European Film Festival that takes place in Montréal, has announced a call for entries for its 2008 edition. The festival accepts both fiction and documentary films, made by East European filmmakers or at least dealing with East European subjects. Filmmakers have until March 25 to send in their applications and preview tapes.

May 2 - 8, 2008

The Eastern European Film Festival in Montreal was created to foster careers of Eastern European filmmakers and to celebrate the Eastern European cinematography in Montreal, Canada and North America. The Festival’s dedicated credo is unique in North America, being a true open door for Eastern European productions to Canadian and American distribution market. The previous edition gathered over 60 films from 12 Eastern European countries and over 2,000 viewers. EUROfEST looks for films produced in Eastern Europe, films made by artists living in North America, having East European roots, as well as films with East European subjects. The Festival sets up prizes for top films: EUROfEST Award, EUROfEST Critics Award and EUROfEST Audience Award for the Feature Section and EUROfEST Documentary Award for the Documentary Section.

  • The film should be produced by an Eastern European production company;
  • The producer or the director is an Eastern European or has the origins in East European countries;
  • The film has its subject connected to Eastern European issues.
  • There are no entry fees.
  • All filmmakers will be notified by April 5th 2008, notification will be by e-mail, phone or fax.
  • If your work is selected, you must provide an exhibition copy by April 15th 2008


Entry deadline: March 25, 2008.

In 2007, the following Czech documentaries were included in the competition: three films from Jan Šikl's Private Century: Daddy and Lily Marlene, Low-level Flight, Statuary of Granddad Vinda. and Helena Třeštíková's Marriage Stories, Marriage Stories 20 Years Later


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