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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.

When East Meets West Forum Calls for Enteries

The 3rd annual co-production forum When East Meets West (WEMW) is held in Trieste, Italy, in January 19-21, 2012, with the aim to create a platform for the meeting of both Eastern and Western European film professionals and authors. There will be 20 feature and documentary projects in development selected for the pitching session and the follow-up meetings and roundtables. The deadline for project submissions is November 15.

WEMW – When East Meets West

Submission deadline: Novemner 15, 2011

Eligible countries: Eastern Europe + Nordic countries*
Entry form: Available HERE.

*Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and only for 2012 - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

The event was founded by the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND and the TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, in collaboration with EAVE, EURIMAGES and CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE in 2010 when it included Spanish film industry. The 2011 edition introduced French film in the game, there were 16 projects in development picked out of 92 applicants, 7 of them documentaries. This year’s aim is the selection of 20 producers who will present their projects to a large panel of decision makers attending the event and will have the opportunity to set individual meetings with all of them. In addition to that WEMW organizes round tables, presentations and case studies.


Projects should be feature films or documentaries in development with a potential for an international coproduction, preferably with a minimum of 20% of the budget already in place. Even though there are three main areas involved (East Europe, Italy and Nordic countries), producers can apply with projects suitable for a coproduction between at least two of these regions.


All applications must include:
- complete application form (HERE)_ synopsis
- approx. 5 – 8 page treatment / exposé in English
- director’s note of intention
- financing plan
- producer’s CV
- CV of the writer and (if already attached) director
- company profile and track record

All documents must be in English and must be sent via email before November 15, 2011 to


Selection will be done in collaboration with EAVE on several criteria: producers CVs, company track record, potential of the treatment and international dimension of the project. Selected projects will be announced in December and selected producers will be offered travel and accommodation in Trieste.


Selected producers will have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of an international industry audience (potential co-producers, commissioning editors, sales agents, distributors, film funds representatives and financiers from both areas) in the framework of a closed pitching event.


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