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.

Playboy Foundation

Country USA Type of link Funding
The Playboy Foundation is the charitable giving program of Playboy Enterprises that provides funding for documentary film and video projects in the post-production stage. The program accepts applications on a continuing basis, handing out approx. 10-12 grants per year for a total of between $25,000 and $30,000 per year.

Contact

Playboy Foundation
680 N. Lake Shore Drive
IL 60611 Chicago
Phone:
+1 312 751 8000
Fax:
+1 312 751 2818
WWW:

POEM Foundation

Country Finland Type of link Funding
The POEM Foundation is an audiovisual production resource centre. The mission of the POEM Foundation is to create an international operating environment for local audiovisual production. Its purpose is to promote, develop, support and maintain the audiovisual industry and culture in Northern Ostrobothnia and within the Bothnian Arc. The foundation supports and develops film, television, video and game productions by providing grants and interest-free loans and/or investment financing. The purpose of the financing is not to seek a profit for the foundation. The North Finland Film Commission (NFFC) functions as a part of The POEM Foundation. NFFC provides production services for domestic and international productions. The POEM Foundation coordinates the development of cultural activities in the film and audiovisual sector in the Oulu audiovisual network. The network consists of Oulu Music Video Festival, Oulu Film Center, Valve Film School and the Science Centre Tietomaa. - See more at: http://film.culture360.asef.org/directory/poem-foundation/#sthash.VV98qMzD.dpuf

Contact

POEM Foundation
PL 42
90015 City of Oulu
Phone:
+358 8 558 47527
WWW:
Email:

Pôle Image Haute Normandie

Country France Type of link Funding
The association provides funding to regional production companies for the development of documentary films| for the production of short and feature films, TV fiction, first and graduation films, and innovative and experimental projects.

Contact

Pôle Image Haute Normandie
73 rue Martainville
76000 Rouen
Phone:
+33 (0) 2 35 70 20 21
Fax:
+33 (0) 2 35 70 35 71
WWW:
Email:

Polish Film Institute

Country Poland Type of link Film Center , Organization/Institute, Funding
The Polish Film Institute (Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej) is the newest film institute in Europe, established in 2005 in accordance with the new cinema law, passed by the Polish Parliament. The Institute's principal task is to provide the Polish film industry with modern support mechanisms - from the development of projects and production, to promotion, distribution and circulation of Polish and European films. We support films from a concept to the screen, with particular emphasis on international co-productions. The Polish Film Institute wants to draw Polish viewers back to the theatres to watch Polish films and, at the same time, to make them worth of seeing and accessible to international audiences, particularly in Europe. The Institute welcomes all foreign partners - producers, distributors and filmmakers alike - interested in any forms of collaboration with the Polish film industry. We provide all necessary information and guidance regarding Poland, its film potential, legal regulations, locations and help to find the film professionals to collaborate with as well as potential partners for co-productions.

Contact

Polish Film Institute
ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 21/23
00-071 Warsaw
Phone:
+48 224 210 518
Fax:
+48 224 210 241
WWW:
Email:

Premier Plan - Hungarian Foundation for First Films

Country Hungary Type of link Funding
The foundation helps graduate directors from the Academy of film or other independent filmmakers in Hungary to make their feature films. To actively encourage support for the development and production of first feature films within the Hungarian film industry, the foundation will find financial and intellectual support in Hungary and abroad for making first films, provide technical equipment and services, influence professional industry forums to support their goals.

Contact

Premier Plan - Hungarian Foundation for First Films
P.O.Box Pf.75
1751 Budapest
Phone:
+36 1 489 16 09
Fax:
+36 1 489 1609
Email:

Pro Helvetia

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Funding
The SWISS CULTURAL PROGRAMME BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA focuses on the support of independent groups of artists and institutions. It provides financial and technical assistance in the realization of cultural projects and initiatives.

Contact

Pro Helvetia
Potoklinica 16
71000 Sarajevo
Phone:
+387 33 236190
Fax:
+387 33 236 177
WWW:
Email:

Pro Helvetia Bucharest - Swiss Cultural Programme

Country Romania Type of link Funding
Pro Helvetia Bucharest - Swiss Cultural Programme

Contact

Pro Helvetia Bucharest - Swiss Cultural Programme
str. Grigore Alexandrescu 16 - 20, etajul 5
RO-010626 Bucharest
Phone:
+40 21 206 16 71
Fax:
+40 21 206 16 73
WWW:
Email:

PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding Deadline month August
This is a rapid response fund, providing resources in the early stages of documentary projects, to shoot and edit a film trailer. The fund is open to filmmakers of any nationality and grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis. These awards are open to emerging and established filmmakers working anywhere in the world. After 3 fantastic years and more than 60 projects proudly funded, the PUMA Catalyst Awards funding scheme has now closed. Whilst the funding has now ceased, PUMA and BRITDOC continue to work together on the PUMA Impact Award: http://britdoc.org/real_good/puma-creative-impact-award.

Contact

PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award
The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation
50 Frith st
W1D 4SQ London

Quebecor Documentary Fellowship Program

Country Canada Type of link Funding Deadline month October
Hot Docs and the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) offer a program that is designed for mid-level filmmakers from diverse communities intending to pursue documentary production as a viable, long-term career option. In effort to foster skills relevant to emerging market trends the program has an additional emphasis on interactive documentaries and new media projects. The Quebecor Documentary Fellowship Program awards two filmmakers with: * Year-Round Training: Through information sessions, workshops and intensive labs, Fellowship participants will hone their skills. * Mentorship: Mentorship sessions will advise and inspire each of the selected participants at critical stages of the development process and will help transition them to the next tier of production. * Hot Docs Accreditation: Participants will receive full accreditation to Hot Doc, providing access to a full slate of professional development programming; * The Doc Lab: One of the two pre-selected Fellowship participants will participate in the Hot Docs' Doc Lab training and mentoring intensive, which includes partial access to the Toronto Documentary Form (TDF); * Toronto Documentary Forum: One of the two pre-selected Fellowship participants will receive accredited observer status at the Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF); * Networking: Opportunities to meet commissioning editors, executive producers and crafts people at networking events, which range from Meet the Broadcaster nights and networking parties, to day-long workshops and professional development activities.

Contact

Quebecor Documentary Fellowship Program
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
M5V 2K4 Toronto, Ontario

Ramillas

Country Spain Type of link Producer, Funding
Ramillas is an angel investment company, based in Barcelona. Founder Guy Spriggs is an entrepreneur who created Schoolbank.nl, the first big social network in the Netherlands. Susana Lozano has an MBA from ESADE and is an economist with experience in companies and government. Ramillas is also a co-producer of interactive web documentaries. In 2014 we are launching the Ramillas Fund at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, including a cash prize and prestigious award for new interactive documentary projects.

Contact

Ramillas
Local 14, Pl de les dones del trenta-sis
08012 Barcelona
Phone:
(+34) 933 683 399
WWW:

Région Ile-de-France

Country France Type of link Funding
The organization wants to increase the number of films produced in the region, and it administers financial aid for the production of animated, feature, documentary and TV films.

Contact

Région Ile-de-France
35 boulevard des Invalides
75007 Paris
Phone:
+33 1 53 85 55 40
WWW:
Email:

Regional Development Agency South Moravia

Country Czech Republic Type of link Funding
Regional Development Agency South Moravia offers e.g. information services and preparation of projects for Structural funds of the EU.

Contact

Regional Development Agency South Moravia
Královopolská 139
612 00 Brno - Žabovřesky
Phone:
+420 541 211 635
Fax:
+420 541 211 635
WWW:

relations e.V.

Country Germany Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding

Contact

relations e.V.
Blücherstraße 37 A
D-10961 Berlin
Phone:
+49 (0) 306 165 7240
Fax:
+49 (0) 306 165 7250
WWW:
Email:

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

Country France Type of link Funding
The society is financed by the Regional council and by the CNC. Its mission is to fund full-length productions that are made in the region (co-production investment), to ensure the accessibility and distribution of films across the region, and to contribute to the vitality of local culture.

Contact

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Studio 24 24 rue Emile Decorps
69100 Villeurbanne
Phone:
+33 (0)4 72 98 08 98
Fax:
+33 (0)4 72 98 18 99
WWW:
Email:

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Country Germany Type of link Funding Deadline month September Event month April
Robert Bosch Stiftung offers new type of film funding by awarding three great promotional prizes for short film, animated film and documentary film by young German and Eastern/South Eastern Europeans. Robert Bosch Stiftung promotional prize enables the winning filmmakers to carry out their project and acquire skills and experience for their future work in the film business. The main goal is to promote joint film production to encourage lasting exchange and development of European cinema. It is focused on Eastern and Southeastern European filmmakers because of its significant cinematografic tradition and stunning creativity under often difficult conditions. The films acquire a wider audience and a cultural landscape of Eastern Europe. A great oportunity to make new contacts and develop social skills. Applications must be made by team groups. The main partners are TV channel ARTE, the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, and the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden.

Contact

Robert Bosch Stiftung
Postal address: Postfach 10 06 28, 70005 Stuttgart
Heidehofstr. 31
D-70184 Stuttgart
Phone:
+49 711 460 840
Fax:
+49 711 460 84-94
WWW:
Email:

Rogers Documentary Fund

Country Canada Type of link Funding Deadline month August
Rogers established the Rogers Documentary Fund in 1996 to foster the growth of documentary film production in Canada in both official languages. Its creation will help sustain Canada’s tradition of quality, independently produced documentary films and videos and ensure that these productions are seen by the widest possible audience. To secure documentary filmmakers the opportunity to make their art, the Fund will provide financing to original, high-quality, provocative and/or controversial documentaries which are licensed for prime time national broadcast. The Rogers Documentary Fund will inject up to $2 million a year into documentary filmmaking in Canada.

Contact

Rogers Documentary Fund
333 Bloor Street East, 9th floor
M4W 1G9 Toronto
Phone:
+1 416 935 2526
Fax:
+1 416 935 2527
WWW:

Rotterdam Film Fund

Country The Netherlands Type of link Funding
The Rotterdam Film Fund aims at stimulating and strengthening the audio-visual industry in the Rotterdam region. It does so by providing financial support (interest free loan) for feature films, documentaries and television drama productions which are produced, or partly produced in this region. Foreign producers need a co-producer based in Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Commission offers free assistance with locations, facilities, local crew and permits.

Contact

Rotterdam Film Fund
Jacques van Heijningen Rochussenstraat 3-C
3015 EA Rotterdam
Phone:
+31 10 436 0747
Fax:
+31 10 436 0553
WWW:
Email:

Rundfunk & Telekom Regulierungs - Television Fund

Country Austria Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding Deadline month April
The FERNSEHFONDS AUSTRIA (i.e. Austrian Television Fund) was established within the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) by an amendment to the KommAustria Act (KOG) as of January 1, 2004. RTR administers the fund and receives EUR 13.5 million from the fees collected in accordance with § 3 Par. 1 of the Austrian Broadcasting Fees Act (RGG). These funds were previously allocated to the federal budget. RTR is responsible for investing the funds and awarding grants for the purpose of promoting television productions. The Television Fund (FERNSEHFONDS AUSTRIA) is intended to make a contribution to improving the quality of television production and the capacity of the Austrian film industry, as well as reinforcing Austria as a media location and ensuring the diversity of the cultural landscape. In addition, the grants are also intended to contribute to the strengthening of the audiovisual sector in Europe.

Contact

Rundfunk & Telekom Regulierungs - Television Fund
Mariahilfer Straße 77-79
A-1060 Vienna
Phone:
+43 158 0580
Fax:
+43 158 058 9191
WWW:
Email:

Sarajevo Art Agency

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Organization/Institute, Funding
The Institution for Cultural-Artistic Programs is, in this country’s long tradition, the institution which worked the longest on the organization of the musical and musical-dramatic programs. With the beginning of war, its activity was interrupted. Thus, in year 1999, the Canton Sarajevo founded “Sarajevo Arts Agency” - the Public Institution for the Cultural Events’ Organization and for the International Cooperation in the Field of Culture. It legally overtook the activities of the Institution for Cultural-Artistic Programs.

Contact

Sarajevo Art Agency
Dalmatinska Street 2/1
71000 Sarajevo
Phone:
+387 33 207 921
Fax:
+387 33 207 972
WWW:
Email:

Sarajevo Cinema Fund

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Funding
The Sarajevo Cinema Fund (Fondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo) was established in 2002 with the aim of helping and developing B&H cinema. It was founded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina. Besides partial financing of production of feature films, shorts and documentaries, the Fund also gives significant support for script development, film promotion and distribution, film festivals and professional education and training.

Contact

Sarajevo Cinema Fund
Obala Maka Dizdara 2
71000 Sarajevo
Phone:
+387 336 636 93
Fax:
+387 336 643 81
Email:

Sarajevo City of Film

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina Type of link Funding
Sarajevo City of Film is a fund that was established in 2008 in order to support the production of short micro-budget films, developed through artistic and technical cooperation between young filmmakers from South Eastern Europe.

Contact

Sarajevo City of Film
Zelenih beretki 12
71000 Sarajevo
Phone:
+387 332 215 16
Fax:
+387 332 633 81
WWW:
Email:

Scottish Screen

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
Scottish Screen is the national screen agency for Scotland with responsibility for developing all aspects of screen culture and industry across the country. We are a relatively small agency seeking to make a big impact. Established in 1997, we are working to drive an integrated screen policy across Scotland, and across the screen industries. We do this through being: * an advisor to government * an advocate for the industry * a development agency * a strategic investor

Contact

Scottish Screen
Second Floor 249 West George Street
G2 4QE Glasgow
Phone:
+44 (0)141 302 1700
Fax:
+44 (0)141 302 1711
WWW:
Email:

Screen East

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
Screen East is the screen agency for the East of England. We are dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting the film and media industries and culture in the East of England. We allocate Lottery Funding on behalf of the UK Film Council through the Regional Investment Fund for England. (RIFE). Screen East promotes the East of England as the ideal location for film and television production and attracts inward investment by marketing the locations, facilities, skills and expertise available in the region; develops the talent, skills and innovation of the region’s new and existing workforce; invests in the development of film, television and digital media businesses based in the East of England; creates opportunities for audiences in the East of England to enjoy and experience moving image culture and heritage; celebrates the diversity of the people who live and work in the region in order to break down barriers to working in the media industries.

Contact

Screen East
2 Millennium Plain
NR2 1TF Norwich
Phone:
+44 (0)1603 776 920
Fax:
+44 (0)1603 767 191
WWW:
Email:

Screen South

Country United Kingdom Type of link Funding
Screen South is passionate about developing a dynamic environment in which film and media culture can flourish. Screen South aims to: provide the first port of call for funding and information relating to film in the region, collaborate with existing organisations to develop hubs of activity and expertise, encourage networking and collaboration between media practitioners, work with the industry to set standards for excellence, creativity and innovation, act as an advocate for the region’s film and media industry nationally and internationally, promote the profile of the region to attract inward investment, find creative ways of developing audiences for film and the moving image, promoting opportunities for education and wider access, act as a key route for the flow of information between the Film Council, regional organisations and film makers. The areas of activity Screen South covers are: archive, exhibition, education, production and development, vocational training and film commis

Contact

Screen South
The Wedge 75-81 Tontine Street
CT20 1JR Folkestone (Kent)
Phone:
+44 1303 259777
Fax:
+44 1303 259786
WWW:
Email:

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