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, INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of Central and East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion.

We work closely with Central and East European film directors and producers and provide in-depth development support for their projects as well as international promotion.

We also work with key international festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, film institutions, film schools, MEDIA Desks, training programmes, national film centres and various film portals, and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM – an indispensable source of documentary projects and films from Central and Eastern Europe.

East Doc Platform

In the two individual Case Studies, four particular stories behind documentary films and its production are about to be presented and discussed by several international professionals. Martichka Bozhilova (BG), Andrea Hock (A) and Ann Carolin Renninger (D) are going to talk about the co-producing cases between Bulgaria and Germany, while the trio of debaters – Liz Rosenthal (UK), Mandy Rose (UK) and Georg Tschurtchenthaler (D) – is about to introduce Eastern European cross-media social projects.



March 8 | 15:00 – 16:30 |CASE STUDY: The Boy Who Was a King (2011) and Balkan Melodie (2012)|
The story of Bulgarian-German co-production introduced by Martichka Bozhilova (BG), Andrea Hock (A) and  Ann Carolin Renninger (D).
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Palace, Battery Hall


March 8 | 17:00 –18:30 |CASE STUDY/ PANEL DISCUSSION: End of Story - Cross Media in Eastern Europe| Case study bringing in the documentary projects Word in Pain and Six Degrees, followed by a panel discussion with Liz Rosenthal (UK), Mandy Rose (UK) and Georg Tschurtschenthaler (D).
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Palace, Battery Hall