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www.DOKweb.net 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. www.DOKweb.net 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, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal www.DOKweb.net). We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.

Balkanima

Country Serbia Type of link Festival Section student, short, children, animated Formats ?, DVD Deadline month July Event month October
The main goal of the festival is to promote the art of animation of South-Eastern European countries and to enable the younger generations of today to create conditions that will enable them to fit into the world trends of animated films by means of conquering new technologies.

Contact

Balkanima
Dom kulture Studentski grad
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 179
11070 Novi Beograd
Phone:
+381 11 2691 442
Fax:
+381 11 3193 889
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Baltic Pearl - International Festival of Film Actors

Country Latvia Type of link Festival Section fiction Formats 16 mm, 35 mm
Held annually since 1994, the festival focuses on the acting profession by offering not only a varied program of feature films and a competition, but the opportunity to meet such living legends of the cinema as Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Richard, Alain Delon and Ornella Mutti. They have all visited Latvia. Discussion sessions, laboratories and lectures are also held with the participation of festival guests.

Contact

Baltic Pearl - International Festival of Film Actors
26-18 Blaumana Str
Riga
Phone:
+371 728 90 19
Fax:
+371 728 90 40
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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Country Canada Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Formats ?, DCP, HD Deadline month August Event month November
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a programming-driven, competitive event bringing the best films on mountains and their spirit of adventure from around the world to the mountain town of Banff, Alberta. The festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed environment.

Contact

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Film and Media, The Banff Centre
PO Box 1020, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
T1L 1H5 Banff, Alberta
Phone:
+1 403 762 6441, +1 403 762 6347
Fax:
+1 403 762 6277
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Banff World Media Festival

Country Canada Type of link Festival Deadline month March Event month June
Building on the knowledge and expertise of more than thirty years, the Banff World Media Festival is the world's premier forum for professionals working in content creation, distribution and broadcast in Television and Digital Media.

Contact

Banff World Media Festival
21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1420
M4T 1L9 Toronto, ON
Phone:
+1 403 678 1216
Fax:
+1 403 678 3357
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Banja Luka International Animated Film Festival

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Festival Section animated Formats DVD
The festival programme consists of the following: Competitive programme; Informative selection of the films; Non-competitive screenings; Workshops of animated film; Book promotions, exhibitions, meetings with filmmakers; Music events.

Contact

Banja Luka International Animated Film Festival
Vida Nježića 68
78000 Banja Luka
Phone:
+387 655 620 20
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Barcelona Asian Film Festival

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section fiction, documentary, animated Formats 35 mm, Beta
The main objective of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival is the promotion and diffusion, in Spain, of Asian cinema produced in the countries of the Far East and Asia. The main competition includes approx. 11 feature, documentary and animated films, 70 minutes or longer. Other festival sections are: Asian Selection; D-Cinema - digital formats; Guest Country - a selection of films from a specific country; Espacio Anime - anime, manga, etc.; and special screenings. The best feature film in the official selection receives the Durián de Oro Award along with the prize of Euro 6,000.

Contact

Barcelona Asian Film Festival
Valencia 225, 3 - 1B
08007 Barcelona
Phone:
+34 93 511 32 52
Fax:
+34 93 511 32 54
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Barcelona International Women's Film Festival

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section fiction, documentary Formats 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta, Digi Beta, DV, HD Deadline month February Event month June
Barcelona International Women’s film festival has as its objective the promotion of cinema directed by women, making women's audiovisual culture visible, showing films by women filmmakers from all over the world, thus proving the importance of women's contribution to the development in audiovisual creation. After more than fifteen years of history, the International Women's Film Festival of Barcelona has become a stable cultural space and a launching pad for alternative showings that are more and more committed to the debate on creative processes. It is a non-competition festival with Audience Mention to Best Documentary Film and Best Feature Film.

Contact

Barcelona International Women's Film Festival
c/Sant Pere Mitjà, 66
08003 Barcelona
Phone:
+34 932 160 004
Fax:
+34 932 153 519
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Barcelona Jewish Film Festival

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary
The Barcelona Jewish Film Festival (Festival de Cinema Jueu de Barcelona) was created in 1999 in order to acknowledge and promote Jewish culture. The festival presents feature, documentary and short films by Jewish filmmakers and or films that are related to Jewish culture and issues.

Contact

Barcelona Jewish Film Festival
Carrer Manso 60
1º 2a Porta A
08015 Barcelona
Phone:
+34 93 329 62 22
Fax:
+34 93 329 62 22
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Batumi International Art-House Film Festival

Country Georgia Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary Formats Blu-ray, DCP, DVD Deadline month August Event month September
Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) is held annually in September. The festival organizer is Batumi Art-House ARGANI and official partner Batumi city hall. BIAFF 2013 festival consists from the following sections: International Feature competition, International Doc Competition, International Shorts Competition, Silk Road Countries Films (Turkey, Iran, Caucasus, Central Asia etc.), Meet the Jury, Retrospective, Master’s Collection, master classes and workshops.

Contact

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
3 Chavchavadze Street
6000 Batumi
Phone:
+995 99 482 181, +995 597 998 272
Fax:
+995 32 423 480
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Beauvais International Film Festival

Country France Type of link Festival Section short, fiction
A competition of full-length feature and short films - advance screenings, debates with filmmakers, special screenings, focus. Audiences vote for the best short film.

Contact

Beauvais International Film Festival
BP 40230
60002 Beauvais
Phone:
+33 (0)3 44 45 90 00
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Beeld voor Beeld - Cultural Diversity Through Cinema

Country The Netherlands Type of link Festival Section student, documentary Formats ?, Blu-ray, DCP, Digi Beta, DV Deadline month September Event month February
Beeld voor Beeld (Image by Image) positions itself at the crossroads of visual anthropology, documentary filmmaking and politics. The festival screens challenging documentaries, often from an unexpected, non-Western angle. Documentaries that force us to critically evaluate our prejudices and pre-conceived ideas about other peoples and cultures, or about our own for that matter. What these films have in common is the long-lasting presence of the makers in a culture, environment, group or setting.

Contact

Beeld voor Beeld - Cultural Diversity Through Cinema
KIT Tropentheater - Beeld voor Beeld
Postbus 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
Phone:
+31 622 075 428
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Beldocs - Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival

Country Serbia Type of link Festival Section documentary Event month May
Beldocs - Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival caters to curious and adventure-seeking viewers by offering a wide range of interesting and provocative films of high emotional charge. One of the goals of is to make the domestic viewer familiar with the most important, highest quality, best feature-length documentaries made in various parts of the world. The only characteristics that these films must possess are quality, up-to-dateness, originality and provocativeness regardless of their topics and origins. The festival includes the following sections: International Competition (up to 15 selected titles produced over the last three years. Films in the competition deal with universal human values told in comprehensible film language, Best Feature Documentary Award), Serbian Competition, Out of Competition, Kosovo and Metohia in Focus, BELDOCS supports.

Contact

Beldocs - Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival
Nušičeva 6
P.O. Box 440
11000 Belgrade
Phone:
+381 113 248 873
Fax:
+381 113 246 741
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Belfast Film Festival

Country United Kingdom Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary, animated Formats Beta SP, DCP, HD Deadline month December Event month March
The programme of the Belfast Film Festival includes world premieres, a documentary competition, a showcase of the best in new global film, and local productions, short films competition. The festival offers more than 100 films & events, originating from 25 countries, in 10 venues throughout the city - European cinema, international cinema, local interest and other sections that focus on significant filmmakers, actors or genres.

Contact

Belfast Film Festival
23 Donegall Street, 3rd floor
BT1 2FF Belfast
Phone:
+44 28 9032 5913
Fax:
+44 28 9032 9397
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Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival

Country Serbia Type of link Festival Section short, experimental, documentary, animated Formats 35 mm, Beta SP, DCP, Digi Beta, DV, DVD Deadline month November Event month April
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival is the annual cultural manifestation of importance for the city of Belgrade. It is a competitive film festival of works of art in the field of documentary and short film, recorded in both film and video (electronic) technology. The Festival shows domestic and foreign documentary and short films. The Festival program includes a national competition, an international competition and special programmes (non-competitive programs, retrospectives, exhibitions, seminars, workshop).

Contact

Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
Majke Jevrosime 20
11000 Belgrade
Phone:
+381 11 3346 946
Fax:
+381 11 3346 837
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Belgrade International Film Festival

Country Serbia Type of link Festival Section fiction, documentary Event month February
International Film Festival - feature and documentary films.

Contact

Belgrade International Film Festival
Majke Jevrosime 20
11000 Belgrade
Phone:
+381 113 346 946
Fax:
+381 113 346 946
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Belgrade International Student Film Festival

Country Serbia Type of link Festival Section student, short, experimental, documentary, animated Formats DVD
Belgrade International Student Film Festival - FSF represents an autonomous student organization, initiated, organized and attended by students. Beside young filmmakers from all around the world, during the years, our festival had also been welcoming distinguished professors and professionals in the field of film pedagogy and filmmaking. They had been moderating workshops and seminars for the participating students and guests.

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Belgrade International Student Film Festival
Varovnicka 14
11000 Belgrade
Phone:
+381 64 672 1030
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Belleville en vue - Young European Documentary Film Festival

Country France Type of link Festival Section documentary Formats DVD Deadline month July Event month November
Organized by Belleville en Vues, this documentary festival is non-competitive, and they're calling for documentaries directed by young European directors and with the common theme of borders, whether geographical, territorial, political but also cultural, social or even imaginary. The films might be the 1st, 2nd or 3rd film of the director and are accepted all the running times.

Contact

Belleville en vue - Young European Documentary Film Festival
10-12 allée du Père Julien Dhuit
75020 Paris

Bergamo Film Meeting

Country Italy Type of link Festival Deadline month December Event month March
Bergamo Film Meeting, now 29 years old, was founded in 1983 to promote and spread cinema culture in local as well as national circuits. In 1984 we founded the Association, among whose roles is the organisation of an annual Film Festival.

Contact

Bergamo Film Meeting
Via Pignolo, 123
I - 24121 Bergamo
Phone:
+39 353 630 87
Fax:
+39 353 412 55
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Bergen International Film Festival

Country Norway Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary, animated Formats ?, Blu-ray, DCP, HD Deadline month August Event month September
Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) first took place in 2000 and is the largest andone of the most interesting film festivals in Norway. The festival presents a selection of new feature and documentary films from all over the world. The programme consists of about 150 titles. The main programme is the International Competition in which 15 feature films which have not yet been released in Norway compete for the Jury Award. BIFF also has a comprehensive international Documentary Section with films dealing with contemporary issues; the festival organizes several panel discussions in connection with these. BIFF also has sneak previews of upcoming cinema releases, animation films, fantasy and science fiction, gay and lesbian films, and a Norwegian short film competition. The side bar „Checkpoints“ is a collaboration with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and consists of about 25 films. The winner is granted about € 6.500, which is given to the cause of the film or the people it portraits.

Contact

Bergen International Film Festival
Bergen internasjonale filmfestival
Georgernes verft 12
NO-5011 Bergen
Phone:
+47 55 300 840
Fax:
+47 55 300 841
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Berlinale

Country Germany Type of link Festival Section student, short, children, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Formats 35 mm, DCP, HD Deadline month October Event month February
Around 350 films are shown every year as part of the Berlinale's public programme, the vast majority of which are world or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format can be submitted for consideration. The Berlinale is divided into different sections, each with its own unique profile: big international movies in the Competition; Panorama has always been the home of both auteur cinema and innovative approaches to different cinematic genres; movies for a young audience in the Generation section; the most exciting German cinema productions in Perspektive Deutsches Kino,; new trends in world cinema, fresh narrative forms and new voices in the Forum; and for short films Berlinale Shorts. The programme is rounded off by a thematic Retrospective that focuses on the lifework of a great cinema personality. The Berlin International Film Festival sees itself as a showcase for what is happening in cinema. The European Film Market is also part of the festival.

Contact

Berlinale
Potsdamer Straße 5
D-10785 Berlin
Phone:
+49 30 259 20 444
Fax:
+49 30 259 20 499
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Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Country United Kingdom Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary Formats 35 mm, Beta, Digi Beta, HD Deadline month June Event month September
The Festival is a celebration of the diversity at the heart of current filmmaking practice and will accept fictional, documentary and experimental feature or short films, as well as films made by children or young people. The Berwick-upon-Tweed Film and Media Arts Festival is a non-competitive event, which aims to promote quality moving image work. The majority of short and feature films (fiction, documentary, experimental or retrospective) are selected by invitation.

Contact

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
Cooke Suite, The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane
TD15 1AJ Berwick-upon-Tweed

BFI London Film Festival

Country United Kingdom Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary Formats 16 mm, 35 mm, 8 mm Deadline month June Event month October
The BFI London Film Festival showcases the best new films from around the world. Presented by the BFI, the Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. Originally conceived as a 'festival of festivals', screening a selection of strong titles from other European festivals, the first London Film Festival screened 15 films from an impressive array of directors, including Luchino Visconti, Akira Kurosawa and Andrzej Wajda. The festival focuses primarily on bringing film to the public, offering opportunities for people to see films that would not otherwise get a UK screening but also screen films which will get a release in the autumn or spring. In addition to screenings of recent feature, short and experimental films from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, the programme offers a number of retrospectives and a variety of discussions and seminars led by leading film professionals.

Contact

BFI London Film Festival
21 Stephen Street
W1T 1LN London
Phone:
+44 (0)207 815 1305
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Biberacher Filmfestspiele - Biberach Film Festival

Country Germany Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary Formats 35 mm, DVD
The festival was founded in 1979 and shows the latest German feature, documentary and short films. It is an audience-oriented festival, with film directors presenting their own films and taking part in discussions. The festival also provides a good opportunity for distributors to audience-test their films.

Contact

Biberacher Filmfestspiele - Biberach Film Festival
c/o Kulturamt Biberach
Theaterstraße 6
88400 Biberach
Phone:
+49 73 51 / 51 497
Fax:
+49 73 51-1 37 64
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Biennial of Animation Bratislava - International Festival of Animated Films for Children

Country Slovak Republic Type of link Festival Section children, animated Formats Beta, Digi Beta Deadline month May Event month March
BAB is an international festival of animated films for children taking place every two years as an independent event accompanying significant cultural event Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB). The purpose of the festival is to make possible a comparison of animated films for children produced in various countries, to trace how they are related to book illustrations, to provide the conditions for their evaluation and thus support the overall development of this branch of film art.

Contact

Biennial of Animation Bratislava - International Festival of Animated Films for Children
Sekretariát Bienále animácie Bratislava (BAB)
Panská 41
815 39 Bratislava
Phone:
+421 2 54 43 13 14
Fax:
+421 2 54 43 13 14
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