www.DOKweb.net is designed as a very user-friendly and intuitive site. Users with an average experience and skill in navigating the Web will have no trouble at all finding their way around the portal. This brief guide serves only to point out some of the basic concept features of our site.
As you enter the homepage, you'll notice that a trailer starts playing in the background. DOKweb.net is built as a website within a player, giving users a permanent yet unobtrusive choice to either focus on textual information or switch to video content.
The player is located in the top section of the page and by clicking on the "switch to video" button, you'll be able to watch the trailer in the full-screen mode.
www.DOKweb.net is divided into two basic levels. The left section with purple or lilac blue accents contains information about East European documentary film in general. By opening East European Docs, for instance, you'll access the database of several hundred completed and upcoming documentary films.
Whether you choose to browse the vast list or are looking for a particular film, numerous filters on the left-hand side - Country / Year / Director / IDF Events, etc. - can help to narrow down your search. Click on the X in the purple panel (next to release filters) to access the main menu in the green section of the site.
In Articles, texts can be sorted using a variety of tags that are also displayed below each article.
Open the Producer's Calendar to find hundreds of dates and deadlines for major documentary festivals, markets, funds, applications or training programmes. Browse the calendar using the month buttons above the currently displayed days.
In the Industry Database you'll see well over 5,000 entries. These can easily be sorted by type - festivals, organizations, markets, schools, funds, etc. - or by country. Use the "Country" select field or click on the bubble image of the country you'd like to explore (Note: The size of each bubble depends on the whim of the website editor).
The greenish section of the portal keeps you up to speed on all of our activities. Visit this section to read the latest news on Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, Czech Docs or East Silver. Here you'll find out what projects made the cut for the 2010 Ex Oriente Film... Equally interesting is the list of destinations scheduled for the East Silver Caravan...
Clicking on any highlighted name in the credits (see the previous figure) will take you straight to the filmmaker listings that include a bio, filmography and an overview of IDF-related events which the person attended. While navigating our portal, please use the embedded "back" / "forward" buttons.
To those with a voracious appetite for trailers or those suffering from a case of black site nostalgia, our Video Room offers nearly 600 trailers and clips. Access this section from the menu on the left-hand side or using the button on top of the page.
In addition to the standard filters found elsewhere on the site, the Video Room includes select fields that allow sorting by language and subtitles.
Click on the IDF logo to return to the homepage.
As you continue to explore www.DOKweb.net and stumble upon other design subtleties, puzzling facts or occasional glitches, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or comments. Any feedback, praise or criticism will be greatly appreciated. Enjoy.