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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.

Industry in Jihlava

There will be three case studies introducing two documentaries, two parts od Europe and all kinds institutions in the United States. Invited professionals will give lectures on particular realities of documentary realm. Fleur Knopperts and Denis Vaslin will talk about West European producing in East Europe. Documentary landscape of the USA will be intorduced by Sally Berger and Irena Kovářová. A case study of the former Ex Oriente Film and East European Forum project Bakhmaro will be hosted by the director Salome Jashi who will share her experience and insights on the development, production, funding, promotion and distribution process.




Being a West European producer working in East Europe | October 26 | 18:00 – 21:00
A session hosted by producers Fleur Knopperts and Denis Vaslin (Volya Films, The Netherlands) followed by special screening of documentary film Jack, the Balkans & I (2008)

Open for: Industry + Press accreditations
Where: Secondary Graphic Art School



Documentary Exhibition in the U.S. | October 27 | 16:30 – 18:00
Festivals, culture institutions, art house cinema release. A session hosted by Sally Berger (MoMA, USA) and Irena Kovarova (Independent film programmer, USA)

Open for: Industry + Press accreditations
Where:  Festival Center – Industry Screening Room



Salome Jashi: Bakhmaro | October 27 | 18:30 – 20:30
The extraordinary making-of story of the film Bakhmaro (2011)

Open for: Industry + Press accreditations
Where: Assembly Hall