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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.

Festival del Mar - International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary Deadline month March Event month June
Festival del Mar, the International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival first took place in 2004, on two of the Balearic Islands - Ibiza and Majorca. The festival presents approx. 30 short and feature films on the subject of GLBT culture.

Contact

Festival del Mar - International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
C/o Frieder M. Egermann
P.O. Box 506
28080

Festival dell'Immaginario

Country Italy Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental Event month December
Festival dell'Immaginario is dedicated to international independent cinema and since its first edition the festival has hosted directors and films from over 70 different countries. The festival explores cinema with the intent to try to draw a fluid, visionary atlas of independent, engaged cinema. It is not a traditional festival - it does not have juries or prizes. It wants to be a free zone, an experimental ground mixing international independent cinema with the most innovative movements and authors of the digital revolution.

Contact

Festival dell'Immaginario
Piazza Raffaello 11
06122 Perugia
Phone:
+39 075 573 47 94
Fax:
+39 075 573 92 53
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Festival der Nationen - Festival of Nations

Country Austria Type of link Festival Section short, experimental, documentary, animated Formats ?, DV, DVD Deadline month February Event month June
The Festival of Nations is the most important film festival in Austria with more than 700 entries from 55 countries every year.

Contact

Festival der Nationen - Festival of Nations
Erich Riess
Gaumbergstraße 8
A-4060 Linz
Phone:
+43 (0)732 673 693
Fax:
+43 (0)732 666 2 666
WWW:

Festival des Libertés - Festival of Liberties

Country Belgium Type of link Festival Section educational, documentary Formats Beta, DVD, HD Deadline month May Event month October
The purpose of the Festival of Liberties is to raise awareness of infringement of liberties and to report violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights through varied means of expression, like theatre, exhibitions, conferences and screenings of documentaries. The festival also aims to create an opening for expression for films, which by their size or political content receive only limited opportunities for broadcast in mainstream media.

Contact

Festival des Libertés - Festival of Liberties
Av. de Stalingrad, 18-20
1000 Brussels

Festival du Cinéma Nordique - Nordic Film Festival

Country France Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary, animated Deadline month January Event month March
The festival presents fiction, documentary, short and animated films made by filmmakers from one of the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Belgium.

Contact

Festival du Cinéma Nordique - Nordic Film Festival
75 rue du General Leclerc
76000 Rouen
Phone:
+33 02 32 76 73 22
Fax:
+33 02 32 76 73 23
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Festival du Film des Diablerets

Country Switzerland Type of link Festival Section fiction, educational, documentary, amateur Formats ?, Beta, DVD Deadline month April Event month August
The objective of the festival is to enhance, promote and develop the production of Alpine films and the protection of environment in the mountains. Furthermore, it is the festival's mission to not only present Swiss productions, but also open its selection to those from abroad. The productions taking part in the contest (films, video) will comprise those whose action can only take place in the mountains, as well as those reporting on or portraying an alpine region to be or already protected, the life, the identity, the traditions of all those living in the mountains, as well as the fictions and documentary « fictions » which recall dramas and feats lived in the mountains. The productions must be in conformity with one of the following categories :1/ extreme sports, 2/ documentary mountain, 3/ documentary environment, 4/ documentary feats and adventures, 5/ fiction or documentaries "fictions".

Contact

Festival du Film des Diablerets
Maison du Tourisme – Rue de la Gare – PO Box 3
1865 Les Diablerets
Phone:
+41 244 922 040
Fax:
+41 244 920 011
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Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt

Country France Type of link Festival Event month October
Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt is entirely dedicated to Italian cinema. The extensive programme, divided into multiple sections, comprises 8 titles competing for the main prize (Prix du Jury), a retrospective called “Gli Italiani raccontano”, focused on Italian cinema’s connection with literature, the “Panorama” section with over 15 titles, and three other sections in competion, the Critic’s Prize, Young Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Contact

Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt
6, rue Clémenceau, BP 30
F-54190 Villerupt
Phone:
+33 382 894 022
Fax:
+33 382 895 402
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Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Country Canada Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental Deadline month June Event month October
The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is committed to highlighting and contributing to the development of new trends in cinema and new media. It is a showcase for new, original works, particularly in the fields of independent cinema and digital creation.

Contact

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
3805, Bld. St-Laurent
H2W 1X9 Montréal
Phone:
+1 (514) 282-0004
Fax:
+1 (514) 282-6664
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Email:

Festival Filmar en América Latina

Country Switzerland Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Deadline month July Event month November
Every year Festival Filmar en América Latina showcases new feature, short, documentary, experimental and animated films produced in the region of Latin America. The festival takes place during three weeks of November, with screenings visiting other Swiss cities. The festival has no jury or awards; the main purpose of the festival is to present quality cinema to the festival audiences.

Contact

Festival Filmar en América Latina
IHEID Festival Filmar en América latina
22, Rue Rothschild
1202 Geneva 21
Phone:
+41 22 908 45 32
Fax:
+41 22 906 59 94
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Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata

Country Argentina Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary Deadline month July Event month October
The goals of this Festival, consistent with its international nature, are to present a substantial and assorted number of foreign feature films and welcome their corresponding delegates, and thus contribute to the progress of the world film industry and its promotion in Latin America. In addition, the Festival is intended to serve as a springboard for the local film industry that, after over a century, is heading towards artistic and technical renewal.

Contact

Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata
Av. Belgrano 1586 9º Piso (CP 1093)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Festival International des Scénaristes

Country France Type of link Other Events Deadline month December Event month April
The mission of the festival is to promote and defend the work of screenwriters in any genre (feature, documentary, animation, libretto), and to provide a meeting place for creative exchange, networking and screenings.

Contact

Festival International des Scénaristes
Scénario au long court
23 rue du Buisson Saint Louis
75010 Paris
Phone:
+33 144 843 811
Fax:
+33 144 847 014
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Festival International des Très Courts

Country France Type of link Festival Section short Formats ? Deadline month February Event month June
Festival des Très Courts is a competition of films under three minutes long. Fifty films are selected from the bulk of international entries, and screened in a little over two hours. Simultaneous screenings are also organized in nearly thirty other cities in France and around the world. The aim of the festival is to promote films of all genres under three minutes.

Contact

Festival International des Très Courts
Association Très d’Esprit
34 rue Piat
75020 Paris
Phone:
+33 01 43 49 62 46
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Festival International du Court Métrage

Country France Type of link Festival Section short Deadline month June Event month October
First held in 2000, Lille Intl. Short Film Festival wants to promote the genre of short film, and to support independent filmmaking.

Contact

Festival International du Court Métrage
BP 1295
59014 Lille
Phone:
+33 (0)320 532 484
Fax:
+33 (0)320 532 676
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Festival Lab

Country Germany Type of link Training Programme Deadline month September
FESTIVAL LAB is an initiative of 8 festivals in 8 countries, an intensive training programme for European festival directors and producers which combines theory and practice. FESTIVAL LAB wants to point out the necessity to give a chance to the next generation of festival programmers and to offer theoretical and practical support as well as a laboratory to test drive new programme ideas. It is conceived as a special programme which integrates theoretical preparation (academy), practical experience and discussion (workshops), an opportunity of own professional experience (residency) and a future-oriented artistic program, designed, developed and realised by the residents as part of the program of the hosting festivals.

Contact

Festival Lab
Ludwigstr. 8
D-80539 Munich
Phone:
+49-89-2805607
Fax:
+49-89-2805679
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Festival of European Co-productions

Country Bulgaria Type of link Festival Section fiction Deadline month January Event month May
Feature and short co-productions with the participation of at least one European country.

Contact

Festival of European Co-productions
Bulgarian National Film Centre
2-A Dondukov Blvd
1000 Sofia
Phone:
+359 298 740 96
Fax:
+359 298 736 26
Email:

Festival of European Film Smiles

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Event month September
The Festival of European Film Smiles (FEFÚ) is a festival of competing new European comedies. The event was first held in 2003. The role of the festival is to popularise European comedy films and enrich cultural life in the Central Bohemian region. The festival centre is the Škoda Auto Museum in Mladá Boleslav, where the festival has created its home, benefiting from the appealing architectural environment of its screening hall.

Contact

Festival of European Film Smiles
Václavské náměstí 21
110 00 Praha 1
Phone:
+420 224 109 270
Fax:
+420 224 109 270
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Festival of Festivals - St. Petersburg International Film Festival

Country Russia Type of link Festival Section short, new media, fiction, experimental Formats ?, 35 mm Deadline month May Event month June
Festival of Festivals is Russia’s largest non-competitive Festival of recent outstanding works in international and Russian cinema. Festival sections: Festival of Festivals (the best from international festivals), New Russian Cinema, Short Films, Special Screenings and Retrospectives. An important aspect of the festival is to support up-and-coming film directors. It is for this reason that a special selection of debutants’ work is included in the program.

Contact

Festival of Festivals - St. Petersburg International Film Festival
Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, 10
197101 St Petersburg
Phone:
+7 812 970-73-82, +7 921 334-85-55
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Festival of Film Animation

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Event month December
Festival of film animation takes place in Olomouc, Czech republic. It intends show the contemporary trends in animation, its possibilities and historical development.

Contact

Festival of Film Animation
Umělecké centrum UP
Univerzitní 3
771 80 Olomouc
Phone:
+420 732 475 173
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Festival of Migrant Film

Country Slovenia Type of link Festival Deadline month January Event month June
Since 2010 Slovene Philanthropy and Zavod Voluntariat celebrate the World Refugee Day (June 20th) in Slovenia by organizing the Festival of Migrant Film which takes place in the capital city of Ljubljana. The festival is dedicated to all the migrants of the world and features a selection of films and videos of multiple genres which highlight diverse topics related to migrations, asylum/refugees and integration of migrants into local society. Thematic focus of the festival reflects an important aspect of the global society of our time, as migrations are becoming one of the principal global demographic trends of the 21st century. While some people migrate on their own initiative and terms, others are forced to leave their homes because of causes out of their control. The Festival of Migrant Film strives to uncover a wide array of causes, conditions and struggles experienced by millions of people who have been forced to leave their home and seek protection and opportunity for a decent life outside of their home country.

Contact

Festival of Migrant Film
Festival migrantskega filma
Poljanska c. 12
1000 Ljubljana

Festival of Music Documentaries

Country Croatia Type of link Festival Section student, short, new media, music, documentary Formats Beta, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DV, DVD, HD Deadline month January Event month March
The first Festival of music documentaries in our region (former Yugoslavia) took place in 2007. With this project we are forging international connections with other countries and promoting new ideas and movies. In addition to screenings, we have a complimentary programme of photo- and painting-exhibitions, workshops, concerts and book promotions. Documentary movies are now at their commercial and artistic peak and we are delighted to promote many great movies from this genre. Usually we combine regional productions with the best in international work. We also have as our raison d'etre touring to other countries and cities in this region - in 4 years we have been to 44 cities in 4 countries and presented highlights from our festival. Our festival is a member of international association of music documentary festivals AMUSIFF. Do feel free to have a look at our website - address listed below to find out more about our programme.

Contact

Festival of Music Documentaries
A. Mihanovića 6
32100 Vinkovci

Festival on Wheels

Country Turkey Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Formats 35 mm Deadline month August Event month December
Festival on Wheels is organized by the Ankara Cinema Association under the patronage of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. The Festival aims to introduce a distinguished selection of films to the Turkish audience and to cultivate an ardent desire for a nation-wide distribution. The Festival was founded in 1995.

Contact

Festival on Wheels
Ankara Cinema Association
Abay Kunanbay Cad., No: 20/11 06700
Ankara - Kavaklıdere
Phone:
+90 312 466 34 84
Fax:
+90 312 466 43 31
WWW:
Email:

Festival PAF Prague

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Deadline month February Event month April
Film festival for amateur or an independent film-makers.

Contact

Festival PAF Prague
Centrum amatérského a nezávislého filmu
Pod Juliskou 2a
160 00 Praha 6

Festival Tous Courts - Aix-en-Provence International Shortfilm Festival

Country France Type of link Festival Section short Formats 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta, Beta SP, DV Deadline month July Event month November
The aim of the festival is to promote short film as a category that is fully comparable with the creative and technical challenges of a full-length feature film. Every year the festival screens roughly 250 short films, and organizes special screenings and debates. The festival's Short Film Market is an important part of the programme aimed at international buyers and distributors.

Contact

Festival Tous Courts - Aix-en-Provence International Shortfilm Festival
Festival Tous Courts
Espace Forbin - 1, Place John Rewald
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Phone:
+33 (0) 442 27 08 64
Fax:
+33 (0) 442 38 47 83
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Email:

Festivalito - La Palma International Festival of Digital Film

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section short, new media, fiction, experimental, documentary Formats Beta Event month May
Festivalito is a film event that promotes new methods of production, narration and distribution in cinematic productions, by the use of the new digital tools, especially that of cine chico - little cinema, i.e. films that use digital technologies in its own distinct way and that do not imitate the film format. The programme offers the following sections: 1 La Palma Rueda - twenty directors write, shoot and edit twenty digital shorts during the week of the festival, following a given subject; 2 Mondo Digital - innovative shorts of the cine chico type; 3 San Borondón - shorts from the Canaries; 4 Biosfera - fiction and documentary films; 5 Retrospective.

Contact

Festivalito - La Palma International Festival of Digital Film
C/ La Pasión 10, 2º dcha
Los Llanos de Aridane
38750 La Palma (Islas Canarias)
Phone:
+34 922 403 354
Fax:
+34 928 398 116
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