DOKweb Content 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. 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 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.

East Doc Platform

Dates: March 3 - 9, 2014
Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Focus: narrative development, promotion, networking, co-financing, distribution – based on one-on-one meetings 


The 3rd East Doc Platform (EDP) edition is the largest Central and East European documentary event held March in Prague, 2014, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film. It is the meeting point for 120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distribution support, and more than 70 key international festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund and organization representatives who will be able to choose from some of the most promising films and projects in Central and Eastern Europe.The event is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film In association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

East Doc Platform draws from the unique representation of key international documentary professionals who are, in non-exclusive setting, available for informal meetings  to every participant as well as accredited observers. East Doc Platform helps quality creative documentaries to fine-tune their story and visual style, and find suitable partners for co-production and distribution. East Doc Platform is designed for documentary professionals with projects in the development, production, and post-production stage, and for professionals with completed films. 

EAST DOC PLATFORM will feature our staple events, such as:

14th East European Forum
- 5 day-workshop (March 3 - 7, 2014)
- public pitching 
(March 8 - 9, 2014)
open for: up to 10 East European projects in development and production
focus: financing and promotion 

1st Doc Tank

- 2 days of deep consultations and brainstorming for projects with cross-media and social engagement potential
- individual meetings with international commissioning editors, distributors, sales, funders and festival programmers (March 5 - 7, 2014)
open for: up to 7 East European socially and politically engaged documentary projects with cross-media and campaign potential
focus: networking, financing and promotion

5th Project Market
- a two-day meeting point with prearranged individual meetings (March 6 - 7, 2014)
open for: up to 35 Central and East European projects in all stages of completion (except East European Forum participants who have their meetings scheduled individually), international commisioning editors, distributors, sales representatives, funders and festival programmers

East Silver Videolibrary
- 6 day documentary market with 300 completed films
open for: completed films from Central and Eastern Europe
focus: distribution and festival support

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East European Forum: Veronika Lišková -
Project Market & Doc Tank: Miriam Ryndová –
East Silver Videolibrary: Zdeněk Blaha -
Production: Zbyněk Jurkovský -
International PR/EDP web section editor: Barbora Holková -

This project is supported by MEDIA