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.

Trans Atlantic Partners: Europe Meets North America

The Erich Pommer Institut, Potsdam (Germany), Strategic Partners, Halifax (Canada) and IFP, New York (USA) present Trans Atlantic Partners, a three-module, intensive training and networking programme for film producers from Europe, Canada and the US. The first module takes place in June 2011. Application deadline: March 22, 2011.

Trans Atlantic Partners
June - September 2011
Germany / Canada / USA

Deadline: March 22, 2011

Module 1: June 21 – 26, 2011 in Berlin (Germany)
Module 2: September 14 – 19, 2011 in Halifax (Canada)
Module 3: September 19 – 23, 2011 in New York (USA)

The programme is designed for established producers seeking international co-production training/professional development; a maximum of 8 producers from Europe, 8 producers from Canada and 8 producers from the US. TAP offers a unique combination of intensive, hands-on training with effective networking and targeted project partner research. The programme includes participation at Strategic Partners, Canada’s premier international co-production event as well as at IFP’s prestigious Independent Film Week, the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent scene.

TAP provides detailed information on international co-production/ co-ventures from a European, Canadian and US perspective including:

Case Studies
In-depth, candid case studies of successful trans-Atlantic co-productions/ co-ventures presented by acclaimed and award-winning producers.

Finance / Market Intelligence
- The European, Canadian and US audiovisual market - figures, structure, players, operating conditions
- The financial landscape for European, Canadian and US feature film production
- How to split the pie: revenue sharing

Legal Topics
- The legal framework: Europe | Canada | US
- Bilateral treaties and the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production
- The co-production/ co-venture agreement

Sales / Distribution / New Media
- Sales Agents and positioning in the marketplace
- Distribution in Europe, Canada and the US – structures and players
- Multiplatform opportunities and market outreach
- Pitching projects

€ 1.800 (approx. USD 2.300 / CAD 2.400 - current rate)
This Fee includes: 1 Registration fees for Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Strategic Partners and Independent Film Week / 2 Accommodation and meals in Berlin (5 nights), in Halifax (5 nights), and in New York (4 nights)

Erich Pommer Institut (Germany)

The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) is an institute for media law, media economy and media research based in Potsdam, Germany. Each year, EPI organizes and hosts close to 40 seminars, workshops, conferences and panels – both for the German as well as the European media industry.

IFP Independent Filmmaker Project (USA)
IFP is the U.S.’s oldest and largest non-for-profit advocacy organization for independent filmmakers. IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world, with a mission of ensuring that independent films enrich the universal language of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness and fostering activism.

Strategic Partners (Canada)
One of the world’s pre-eminent co-production markets, Strategic Partners (SP) focuses on feature film, TV fiction, multiplatform and long form documentaries. SP is the place to discover and develop compelling projects and make investment happen. Strategic Partners is a property of the Atlantic Film Festival.

Click here to fill out the application form and read the guidelines.

Nadja Radojevic, EPI,, +49 331 721 2885