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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.

Wlodzimierz Puchalski Nature Film Festival

Country Poland Type of link Festival Section short, educational, documentary Formats 35 mm, Beta, DVD Deadline month May Event month September
The festival is a biennial event (odd years) that takes place in Lodz. The festival programme includes an international competiton of films that deal with nature and environmental issues. The festival screens more than 40 films in competition and awards several prizes.

Contact

Wlodzimierz Puchalski Nature Film Festival
WFOiPE
ul. Kilinskiego 210
93-106 Lodz
Phone:
+48 42 684 09 45
Fax:
+48 42 681 96 48
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WOMADelaide

Country Australia Type of link Festival Section contemp. art Deadline month August Event month March
WOMADelaide is a three-day day music, arts and dance festival. The action on six outdoor stages comprises performances and workshop activities and is complemented by a strong visual arts program, a roving artists program, KidZone, over 100 international food, arts, crafts and display stalls and three bars. The evenings are balmy and each artist is an exotic delight| many of them are number one in the charts in their own countries but yet to be discovered here. WOMADelaide is an invitation-only festival with the budget and space to program around 30 international and Australian artists/groups each year, plus roving/visual/KidZone artists.

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WOMADelaide
12 King William Rd
5061 Unley
Phone:
+61 (8) 8271 1488
Fax:
+61 (8) 8271 9905
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Wood Green International Short Film Festival

Country United Kingdom Type of link Festival Section short, music, experimental, documentary Event month April
The Wood Green International Short Film Festival presents a selection of short films, live debates and other filmmaking events. Films are awarded in the following categories: 1/ Best Local Film, 2/ Best of British and Irish Film, 3/ Best International Film, 4/ Best Animation.

Contact

Wood Green International Short Film Festival
Film & Video Workshop, Hungerford School
Hungerford Road
N7 9LF London

Workshop - Festival of Local Slovak TV Stations

Country Slovak Republic Type of link Festival Section TV prog. Event month April
Festival of Slovak Local TV Stations. Since 1999, LOToS has organized this annual festival of local TV station production. The main focus of Workshop is to evaluate and compare the production of small TV stations once every year. It is not only a review of the best programs produced by local TVs in Slovakia but, as it is clear from the title of the event, it is a professional meeting for wide discussions of issues of small TV stations. Thus, professional seminars are important parts of the Workshop, besides its competition section. During the several days of the event, the members of the professional jury not only evaluate the production but also analyse it in order to solve the problematic sections. The Workshop provides space for networking for new coproductions and program exchange projects.

Contact

Workshop - Festival of Local Slovak TV Stations
LOToS - spolok lokálnych televíznych staníc Slovenska
Prieložtek 1
036 01 Martin
Phone:
+421-43-4221 172
Fax:
+421-905-216 471
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World Festival of Underwater Pictures

Country France Type of link Festival Section short, documentary Formats ?, 8 mm, Beta, DV Deadline month September Event month October
An annual competition of all art forms related to the underwater world. The programme is made up of competitions for colour and b&w photographs, films, AV montage with sound, slides, books, music and websites.

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World Festival of Underwater Pictures
9, rue Euthymènes
13001 Marseille

World Film Festival Tartu

Country Estonia Type of link Festival Section fiction, documentary, animated Formats ?, Blu-ray, DV, HD Deadline month October Event month March
World Film Festival is an event dedicated to the documentary cinema. The festival develops interest towards anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies, welcoming documentary film entries from all over the world. Our film program turns attention to cultural exchange as well as representations of other cultures and everyday life across the world. Each year, the festival becomes a lively community of filmmakers and the audience. As film screenings are accompanied by a discussions related to the film, the directors of the selected films are preferably present at the festival in order to introduce their films and discuss their works after the screening. Festival does not have competition program. In addition to the film program, the festival involves discussions, exhibitions and special programs.

Contact

World Film Festival Tartu
Estonian National Museum
J.Kuperjanovi 9
50409 Tartu
Phone:
+372 735 0447
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WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival

Country USA Type of link Festival Section student, short, new media, fiction, experimental, documentary, commercials, animated Formats Beta SP, DVD Deadline month December Event month April
WorldFest was founded 50 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers. Hunter Todd has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and he has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman on more than 300 motion picture and video productions. The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is - to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to validate brilliant abilities and to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to develop film production in the region and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston. All members of the WorldFest staff are filmmakers.

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WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
9898 Bissonnet, Suite # 650
Texas 77036 Houston
Phone:
+1 713 965 9955
Fax:
+1 713 965 9960
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Worldwide Short Film Festival

Country Canada Type of link Festival Section short

Contact

Worldwide Short Film Festival
2489 Bayview Avenue
M3K1E3 Toronto
Phone:
+1 416 445 1446
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Wroclaw Festival of New Polish Cinema

Country Poland Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary, animated Deadline month November Event month December
Wroclawski Festiwal Filmowy Najnowsze Kino Polskie is a competition of Polish films. The film budget must not exceed two million zlotys. The festival accepts full-length feature, documentary and animated films| short films can also be submitted in the same categories.

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Wroclaw Festival of New Polish Cinema
Ask Wagant
Skr poczt. 2372
50-131 Wroclaw

WT Os International Film Festival

Country Norway Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary, animated Formats ?, Beta, DVD Deadline month August Event month November
Located in Os, home-base for an internationally renowned sculpture symposium and a nationally beloved Jazz and Blues festival, the WT is the only free film festival in Norway. There is no entry fee and there are no ticket costs, so one need simply walk in to the film screening they want to see. The festival program features approximately 40-50 films in all categories.

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WT Os International Film Festival
Postboks 244
5202 Os

Würzburg International Film Weekend

Country Germany Type of link Festival Section short, children, fiction, documentary Formats ?, 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta, DV, DVD Deadline month October Event month January
The festival was founded more than 30 years ago, and presents full-length features, documentaries, children's and short films. The festival programme includes both big studio premieres and new films from the independent scene and is open to every genre. One aspect didn’t change since 1974 by the way: to date the film festival is organized exclusively by voluntary work. Considering 10.000 visitors within four consecutive days, approximately 50 movie screenings and a number of special events, the “Filmwochenende” might claim to be the biggest such event in Germany.

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Würzburg International Film Weekend
Mittlerer Neubergweg 10
D-97074 Würzburg
Phone:
+49 (0)9 311 5077
Fax:
+49 (0)9 311 5078
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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Country Japan Type of link Festival Section documentary Formats 16 mm, 35 mm Deadline month December Event month October
Festival (biennial, odd years) is focused on the young documentary filmmakers around the world, encourages them to continue in breaking their own limits and enlarging the borders of the possible expression while following the theme of the documentary film. The programme brings documentaries which promote better co-operation and understanding between people and cultures by presenting new achievements in international documentary film.

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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
#201, 9-52 Kinomi-cho
990-0044 Yamagata City
Phone:
+81 236 664 480
Fax:
+81 236 254 550
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Zagreb Film Festival

Country Croatia Type of link Festival Section short, fiction, documentary Formats 35 mm, DCP, DVD Deadline month July Event month October
Zagreb Film Festival is a competitive festival that presents and awards new film authors with their features, short and documentary films, and the Festival of the First establishes the value of debutants' achievements in various areas of creative expression. Both festivals wish to recognise innovativeness and encourage interdisciplinary method and dialogue among creative professions. This is why they are taking place at the same time on the premises of the Student centre, and this is why they regard the young as their primary audience. Moreover, both festivals also desire, in a broader generation context, to contribute to the consciousness of exploring the new creative possibilities.

Contact

Zagreb Film Festival
Varšavska 3
10000 Zagreb
Phone:
+385 149 235 80
Fax:
+385 148 277 17
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Zagreb Jewish Film Festival

Country Croatia Type of link Festival Event month May
A film festival dedicated to the Holocaust. Zagreb Jewish Film Fest promotes Jewish culture through its rich film program, screenings, musical events, meetings with world known film directors, producers and actors, thus educating through movies about the Holocaust, tolerance and mutual values being a foundation of happy coexistence in different national and religious surroundings. The film program, divided into two parts, consists of short, documentary and feature movies. The first part are the movies dealing with the Holocaust themes, mostly attuned to the theme the festival is dedicated to, and the second part are night screenings of contemporary Jewish film, mostly of Israeli production.

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Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
Palmoticeva 34
CRO-10000 Zagreb
Phone:
+385 148 136 58
Fax:
+385 148 136 58
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ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival

Country Croatia Type of link Festival Section documentary Formats ?, 35 mm, Beta, Digi Beta, DV, DVD, HD Deadline month October Event month February
The main aim of the festival is to give the local audience an insight into the contemporary documentary production and also to create the place where the audience, filmmakers and other professionals could meet and exchange their views, ideas and discuss future projects. ZagrebDox will put special emphasis on regional production and its authors with long term goal of strengthening and encouraging South East European cooperation, as well as overstepping the gap toward western European documentary producing and co-producing. Apart from a number of non-competing programs, workshops and discussions, there will be two competitions: international and regional (for the films coming from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania).

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ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival
Factum
Nova Ves 18/3
10 000 Zagreb
Phone:
+385 148 548 21
Fax:
+385 148 548 23
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Zagrebi! EkoFestival

Country Croatia Type of link Festival Section short, documentary, commercials Deadline month June Event month September
Zagrebi! EkoFestival is a platform where all interested parties of the social, economic and political life in Croatia have the chance to show their projects and achievements in the field of enviromental protection and sustainable development. Every year the Festival hosts different media authors who question the social engagement of art and eco matureness of our society with their work. The Festival attempts to promote the dialogue and cooperation between the individual and his society, with one goal – to contribute to the creation of a healthier social and natural enviroment for future generations.

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Zagrebi! EkoFestival
Kneza Mislava 10/1
10000 Zagreb
Phone:
+385 124 558 33
Fax:
+385 148 555 48
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ZeLIG Film Fest

Country Italy Type of link Festival Section student, documentary Event month September
ZeLIG Film Fest presents films made by student of the three-year-training-cycle of ZeLIG School for Documentary, mostly their diploma films.

Contact

ZeLIG Film Fest
Via Brennero 20 d
39100 Bolzano
Phone:
+39 0471 977 930
Fax:
+39 0471 977 931
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ZINEBI - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section short, documentary Formats 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta, Digi Beta, DV Deadline month August Event month November
Bilbao City Hall, in cooperation with the Bizkaia Provincial Council, the Basque Government Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture (ICAA), organize ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film under the theme Understanding Between Men Through Pictures The event is recognized as an international event of a competitive nature by the International Federation of Associations of Film Producers (FIAPF).

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ZINEBI - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
Colón de Larreátegui, 37 - 4.º dcha
48009 Bilbao
Phone:
+34 94 424 86 98
Fax:
+34 94 424 56 24
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Zlatý Voči - International Film Festival "Golden Eyes"

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Section student, short, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Formats DVD, HD Deadline month April Event month May
Festival Zlatý voči presents films made by audio-visual theory students. It is organised annually by the students of the Department of Film studies at the Philosophical faculty of Charles University. The festival takes place regularly at the end of the summer semester in May. Its goal is to draw attention to the practical part of film theory studies and encourage discussion about the possibilities of the audio-visual medium. The festival programme consists of non-professional films made by university students who study (or studied) in the audio-visual departments.

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Zlatý Voči - International Film Festival "Golden Eyes"
Prague

Zlínský pes

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Deadline month January Event month March
Festival Zlínský pes is an event which offers students and the general public alike competition screenings of student films, practical education in the form of workshops, seminars and lectures and obviously communication between an international mix of film students and professionals, bringing opportunities to discuss film education, trends in animation and the student film scene. The festival also continues to offer a rich variety of accompanying events which always bring the student community and the public together in a natural way. These include: theatre performances, concerts and musical events, exhibitions, and non-competition screenings.

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Zlínský pes
Filmová škola Zlín
Filmová 174
761 79 Zlin

Znojemský hrozen - Znojmo Grape International Television and Radio Festival of Gastronomy

Country Czech Republic Type of link Festival Section TV prog., radio prog., educational, documentary, commercials Formats DVD Deadline month July Event month September
The Znojmo Grape International Television and Radio Festival of Gastronomy is an international competition that presents documentary films and entertainment television and radio programmes focused on gastronomy and related lifestyle themes. The festival has three main sections: 1 TV informative, documentary, educational and entertainment programmes - cooking shows, culinary geography, lifestyle shows related to food&drink, programmes focused on food products; 2 Radio commentaries, documentaries, educational and entertainment programmes; 3 Gastronomy commercials - alcoholic beverages – beer, alcoholic beverages – wine, liqueurs and others, soft drinks, food products. The festival schedule also offers exhibitions, food and culture presentations of selected countries, sommelier competition and seminars.

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Znojemský hrozen - Znojmo Grape International Television and Radio Festival of Gastronomy
Moravsko-český hrozen, s. r. o.
Nad Opatovem 2140/2
14900 Praha 4
Phone:
+420 272 910 248
Fax:
+420 272 910 249
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Zoom Igualada - European Television Festival

Country Spain Type of link Festival Section TV prog. Formats Beta Deadline month July Event month November
The aim of the Zoom Igualada Festival is to promote and support European TV drama and made-for-TV films so as to bring the spectator closer to programmes that can only be seen on television. All production companies, TV channels and directors may join as long as they have the due legal control over the films in the competition. The jury will be made up of professionals from the cinema and TV sectors. The festival will present the following awards: Jury Award for the best TV film: € 3,000, Audience Award for best TV film: € 1,000, Special Award for best TV film script: € 500.

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Zoom Igualada - European Television Festival
Festival Europeu de Telefilms
Ateneu Igualadí, C/ Sant Pau, 9
08700 Igualada (Barcelona)
Phone:
+34 93 803 0763
Fax:
+34 93 803 9428
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Zurich Film Festival

Country Switzerland Type of link Festival Section short, music, fiction, experimental, documentary, animated Formats Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD Deadline month June Event month September
The Zurich Film Festival presents feature and documentary films by young directors (first, second and third films). The festival jury awards the best films with the Golden Eye Award. The programme offers the following sections: 1/ Debut, 2/ New Fiction Film, 3/ New Documentary, 4/ Neue Welt Sicht, 5/ OneDotZero, 6/ Tribute, 7/ Late Night Special. There are also other special events and discussions for film professionals and audiences.

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Zurich Film Festival
Spoundation Motion Picture GmbH
Bederstrasse 51
CH-8002 Zurich
Phone:
+41 44 286 60 00
Fax:
+41 44 286 60 01
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