DOKweb Content
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.

Pierwszy Dokument - First Documentary

Country Poland Type of link Other Events
The programme is organized by the Association of Polish Filmmakers, the Polish Film Institute, Polish Television and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. The major objective of the initiative is to enable young debutant directors to make an independent documentary film and create a platform for producers and young filmmakers. Just this year about 15 documentary movies, tackling contemporary issues, will be created; and they will be made in professional production conditions. The running time is 10 - 15 minutes. Each participant has at his disposal a budget of 60,000 PLN for a film and 30% in the in-kind contribution. The film producer guarantees artistic guidance for the project. The programme is open for graduates of film schools who have not made their debut and those who have not made their second movie; it is aimed at students of directing department; cinematographers, people without any film education but with artistic achievements.

Contact

Pierwszy Dokument - First Documentary
Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich ul. Puławska 61
02-595 Warsaw

POV Call for Entries

Country USA Type of link Other Events Deadline month June
POV, public television's premier showcase for independent, nonfiction film seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual PBS series. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed. POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 275 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

Contact

POV Call for Entries
New York
Phone:
+1 212 989 8121, ext. 380.
WWW:
Email:

Power to the Pixel - Cross-Media Forum

Country United Kingdom Type of link Other Events Deadline month July Event month October
Since its inception in 2007, Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum has gained a world-class reputation for bringing together the leading international innovators and pioneers who are changing the way films are being created, financed and are reaching audiences in a digital world.

Contact

Power to the Pixel - Cross-Media Forum
3rd Floor, 1A Adpar Street
W2 1DE London
Phone:
+44 207 535 6720
WWW:
Email:

Presentation of Upcoming Czech Documentary Films

Country Czech Republic Type of link Other Events Event month September
Akci pořádají Institut dokumentárního filmu a České filmové centrum u příležitosti vydání nového katalogu České dokumentární filmy 2010/2011. Katalog obsahuje podrobné informace o více než 100 nových českých dokumentech v různých fázích výroby. V následujících měsících bude k dispozici na mezinárodních festivalech a trzích a brzy si jej budete moci prohlédnout i v elektronické verzi.

Contact

Presentation of Upcoming Czech Documentary Films
Školská 12
110 00 Praha 1
Phone:
+420 224 214 858
WWW:
Email:

Project Market

Country Czech Republic Type of link Other Events Deadline month December Event month March
Project Market connects all attending East European professionals with commissioning editors, buyers, sales agents, distributors, film fund and festival representatives. It focuses on one-on-one networking for projects and films in all stages of completion (projects in development, production and post-production, and completed films).

Contact

Project Market
Štěpánská 14
110 00 Praha 1

Project Market Tbilisi

Country Georgia Type of link Other Events Deadline month June Event month July
he aim of the workshop is to give young filmmakers from the region a first insight into international co-productions. A pitching training prepares them for organized speed-dating and one-on-one meetings with four young German producers. Benefiting from their experiences and consultance the filmmakers learn how to briefly present their project idea within a scheduled time and to generate interest. It is the first move to find a team partner in order to apply for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Co-Production Prize.

Contact

Project Market Tbilisi
Georgian National Film Center
Tbilisi
Phone:
+995 329 992 00
Email:

Promoting the Use of European Standards on the Interoperability of Film Databases

Country Germany Type of link Other Events Deadline month September Event month October
The aim of the workshop is to acquaint film archivists and other experts from audiovisual heritage institutions with recent developments concerning filmographic data. The focus will be on two new metadata standards developed by CEN /TC 372, EN 15744:2009 and EN 15907:2010. The project is funded by the European Commission/EFTA.

Contact

Promoting the Use of European Standards on the Interoperability of Film Databases
c/o Colosseo
Walther-von-Cronberg-Platz 6
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:
+49 69 961220-691
Fax:
+49 69 961220-999
WWW:
Email:

Radical Democracy 2014: European Video Challenge

Country Netherlands Type of link Other Events Deadline month April Event month May
Radical Democracy 2014: European Video Challenge promotes the creation of an open and inclusive European society. Against the background of the 2014 European Parliament Elections, it is an open call to media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to submit audiovisual media works about the Europe they would like to live in. An invitation to think about the role they play in decision-making processes and to challenge prevailing notions of democracy, governance and participation. Radical Democracy: Video Challenge for an Open Society is a project by Doc Next Network, an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation.

Contact

Radical Democracy 2014: European Video Challenge
European Cultural Foundation (ECF)
Jan van Goyenkade 5
1075 HN Amsterdam

Realscreen Awards

Country Canada Type of link Other Events Deadline month February Event month June
Formerly known as the Factual Entertainment Awards, the Realscreen Awards have evolved to better represent the diverse types of non-fiction entertainment programming that fall under the realscreen umbrella. Programs that were previously ineligible under the Factual Entertainment Awards rules, will now have a chance to be recognized as the best work in their genre. In a high-profile presentation at Realscreen West on June 5th, 2013, we will pay tribute to outstanding content from around the world at the industry’s global celebration of non-fiction and factual entertainment excellence.

Contact

Realscreen Awards
Attn: Realscreen Awards, Brunico Communications Ltd. / Realscreen
366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 100
M5V 1R9 Toronto, Ontario
Phone:
+1 416 408 2300
WWW:
Email:

Realscreen Summit

Country USA Type of link Pitching Forum, Other Events Deadline month December Event month February
The Realscreen Summit is the most important non-fiction film & television industry event. Now in its 12th year, this highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to the development of business and creative opportunities for those in non-fiction and factual programming and content creation. In partnership with realscreen magazine, the ongoing mandate is to identify the best new ideas, recognize top industry talent, offer the forum for discussion and debate, explore issues and uncover trends and ultimately create an international network of connected individuals leading to business growth and career development.

Contact

Realscreen Summit
Phone:
+1 416 408 2300 x650
WWW:
Email:

reelisor pitch award

Country Germany Type of link Other Events Deadline month October
The reelisor pitch award is open to any reelisor member uploading a new project onto the platform. Every 2 months, all new projects submitted are eligible for the award, with the chosen winner receiving personal mentoring, advice and connections for their project to help them to progress it forwards in the international doc market. The winner will be also profiled on reelisor. The bimonthly winner will also, subject to availability, receive other prizes relevant to the season, such as complimentary pass to partner markets like Doc/Fest, Dok Leipzig, IDFA and other reelisor partners. Though only one winner will be selected, for the initial months of the project, all applicants will be given feedback and advice on getting investment and exposure for their ideas.

Rendez-Vous Européen

Country France Type of link Other Events Event month May
The MEDIA Programme is organising a meeting of national, regional and international film funds in the context of Rendez-Vous Européen on May 17th 2010. The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for representatives of film funds from all over the world to share experiences and best practices and hold discussions with professionals and policymakers. The agenda will consist of two half day programmes; the morning session will focus entirely on film funds in the form of two separate panel discussions. Panellists will share their experiences before opening up the debate and Q&A. This morning session is opened to film funds only. In the afternoon, a conference "Shaping the Future of Cinema", will consist of a meeting between professionals of the audiovisual inudstry and film funds.

Contact

Rendez-Vous Européen
Cannes

Silverdocs - International Documentary Conference

Country USA Type of link Other Events Event month June
Silverdocs - International Documentary Conference annually hosts over 1,200 international media professionals and organizes 80 workshops, seminars, networking events. It is the largest professional conference of its kind in the U.S. explores the business of documentary filmmaking. It brings together business leaders, filmmakers, broadcasters, distributors and funders from both established and emerging media markets.

Contact

Silverdocs - International Documentary Conference
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
20910 Silver Spring, MD
Phone:
+1 301 495 6731
Fax:
+1 301 495 6798
WWW:
Email:

Stranger Than Fiction

Country USA Type of link Other Events Event month April
Stranger Than Fiction is a Tuesday night documentary series held at the IFC Center, hosted by Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen. STF presents an eclectic mix of documentaries – sneak previews and lost classics – followed by discussions with the filmmakers and post-show receptions. Now in its seventeenth season, STF has fostered new talent, won loyal audiences, and provided a gathering spot for New York’s independent film community. Esteemed speakers have included Michael Moore, Ira Glass, Laurie Anderson, Jonathan Demme and Barbara Kopple.

Contact

Stranger Than Fiction
323 6th Avenue
NY 10014 New York
Phone:
+1 212 924 7771
WWW:
Email:

SWR - Südwestrundfunk

Country Germany Type of link Broadcaster, Other Events Event month April
The Südwestrundfunk (SWR, "Southwest Broadcasting") is a public broadcasting company for the southwest of Germany, specifically the states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Contact

SWR - Südwestrundfunk
Neckarstraße 230
70190 Stuttgart
Phone:
+49 711 92 90
WWW:
Email:

The Business Street

Country Italy Type of link Other Events Deadline month October Event month October
The Business Street (TBS) is the programme dedicated to the circulation, acquisition and sale of audiovisual products. Its offer includes screenings reserved for industry professionals, meetings between producers, buyers, and sellers, and an interesting selection of conferences and workshops on the most important issues facing the national and international film industry today. At a time of global crisis, TBS' winning formula relies on high profile participants and products, light infrastructure and informal atmosphere, competitive participation costs, flexibility and concentration of the venues and the programme. TBS is the most efficient solution that guarantees optimal results for the circulation of both projects and films and to network with leading industry players on the European and international scene.

Contact

The Business Street
c/o International Rome Film Festival
Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 10
00196 Rome
Phone:
+39 640 401 900
Fax:
+39 640 401 700
WWW:
Email:

The Impact Media Summit

Country Canada Type of link Other Events Deadline month October Event month March
Attracting producers and broadcasters from over 20 countries actively pursuing partnerships, the Impact Media Summit brings together the world’s best program makers to share their insights on the year's significant events affecting programming, while also looking forward to future trends in history, archives, and investigative and social issue programming.

Contact

The Impact Media Summit
21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1420
M4T 1L9 Toronto, ON
Phone:
+1 416 921 3171 ext. 230
Fax:
+1-416-921-9878
WWW:
Email:

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Agora Works in Progress

Country Greece Type of link Other Events Deadline month September Event month November
In 2005 AGORA, Thessaloniki’s Film Market, was created and established a productive and unique form of helping and introducing professionals from South-Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkan region, the Mediterranean as well as the rest of the world to the invited industry professionals, consultants, tutors and potential collaborators. It includes: • Thessaloniki Agora Film Market, • Crossroads – Co-Production Forum, • Thessaloniki Agora Works in Progress Agora Works in Progress gives the opportunity to selected sales agents, distributors and festival programmers from all over the globe, to be the first to discover feature films from the Mediterranean and Balkan region, in the stage just before completion.

Contact

THESSALONIKI AGORA INDUSTRY: Agora Works in Progress
7, Dion. Areopagitou Str.
11742 Athens
Phone:
+30 210 870 6000
Fax:
+30 210 644 8143
WWW:
Email:

Turkish Radio & Television Corporation

Country Turkey Type of link Broadcaster, Other Events Deadline month January Event month May
The first and unique public service broadcasting organization of Turkey, the Turkish Radio Television Corporation.

Contact

Turkish Radio & Television Corporation
A Blok Kat: 4 No: 423 Turan Güneş Bulvarı
06109 Or-An, Ankara
Phone:
+90 312 463 2450
Fax:
+90 312 463 2454
WWW:
Email:

TV3 International Award 2009

Country Spain Type of link Other Events Deadline month December
The Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media (CCMA) announces the 2009 edition of the "TV3 International Awards". This award was instituted as the Actual Awards for action and investigative journalism, to encourage reporters to continue their work in this genre and to give due recognition to their talent. The TV3 International Award has become a platform for all productions that raise a voice against the violation of human rights. The goal is to defend the rights of individuals and democratic values such as tolerance and respect for minorities. "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Contact

TV3 International Award 2009
Televisió de Catalunya, SA
Carrer Jacint Verdaguer, s/n
08970 Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona)
Phone:
+34 935 533 265
Fax:
+93 567 2468
WWW:
Email:

VIEW Conference

Country Italy Type of link Other Events Deadline month July Event month November
VIEW Conference (formerly Virtuality Conference) is a premiere international event on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. Every year, Virtuality proposes the most up-to-date discussion about cutting-edge applications of VR and Interactive Techniques in various fields, but paying particular attention to its industrial applications and to the multifaceted universe of cinema, including presentations by world-class experts of animation and visual effects. The programme includes various exhibits, lectures, meetings, screenings and demo presentations.

Contact

VIEW Conference
Corso Marconi, 38
10125 Turin
Phone:
+39 011 66 80 948
Fax:
+39 011 65 01 214
WWW:
Email:

When East Meets West

Country Italy Type of link Other Events Deadline month November Event month January
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST is a co-production event organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund and the Trieste Film Festival, in collaboration with EAVE, EURIMAGES, Antenna Media Torino and the support of Direzione Centrale per il Cinema – MIBAC and CEI The main aim is to bring together every year financiers, decision makers and film professionals coming from Eastern European countries, Italy and another selected Western European region (a different one every year). After a first focus on the French film industry in 2011 and the Nordic countries in 2012, the 2013 upcoming edition wishes to encourage and build up new important connections with the German speaking countries: Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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When East Meets West
Trieste
Phone:
+39 0432 500322
WWW:
Email:

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Country France Type of link Organization/Institute, Other Events Event month November
The WCSFP is an event and a community. Broadcasters, content creators, researchers, academics, journalists and distributors of science programming have, for over a decade, bonded together in an association to share ideas, insights, and issues of concern. WCSFP presents the best in science production and other areas of specialist factual. Broadcasters, content creators, researchers, academics, journalists and distributors of science programming have, for over a decade, bonded together in an association to share ideas and insights. The Congress has become a must-attend event for producers and broadcasters working in factual television. By offering invaluable networking opportunities, the Congress aids in developing international co-production arrangements and provides the impetus for new and renewed business partnerships. In recent years, the overlapping of science-based programming with other factual genres, including history, religion, politics and point-of-view documentary, has been a central focus.

Contact

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
c/o Hot Docs
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
ON M5V 2K4 Toronto, Canada
Phone:
+1 416 203 2155 ext 261
Fax:
+1 416 203 0446
WWW:
Email:

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