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.

Kloos Stefan

After six years at leading youth and music TV producer MME, an Adolf Grimme TV-Award for ARD-series POP 2000 and a 2-year-interval in multimedia, he founded Kloos & Co. Medien in 2002 and has since produced numerous award-winning creative documentaries with international TV broadcasters and for the cinema. Kloos is a member of EDN and AG DOK and an alumni of the DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS MASTERSCHOOL. He is one of the mostactive and experienced German producers on the international market and festival circuit and regularly lectures on documentary film and distribution.
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
Schlesische Strasse 29/30
10997 Berlin
+49.30.4737 298 10
+490 304 737 298 20
Kloos & Co. Medien, founded by Grimme Award-winner Stefan Kloos and his partner Anja Dziersk, produces high-quality documentaries for TV and cinema. Our fil ms have been selected by more than 100 film festivals worldwide and won awards like Max Ophüls Preis, First Steps and Grimme Award and received awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs and others. We successfully collaborate with international producers and broadcasters incl. ZDF, BR, WDR, MDR, RBB, SWR, ARTE, YLE, YES DOCU and others. We focus on creative documentaries and like to combine classic docu work with modern features such as cross-media concepts or animation. Our production "Planet Galata – A Bridge In Istanbul" was the first ever cross-media project by ZDF/ARTE. Lately, we produced the mobile app of "Everyday Rebellion" for Android and ios together with our Austrian partner Golden Girls. We are members of AG DOK and EDN and regularly participate in major industry events. In 2008, Kloos & Dziersk also founded the world sales company Rise and Shine which today ranks among the top global documentary-distributors.
Rise and Shine World Sales
Schlesische Strasse 29/30
10997 Berlin
+49 30 473 729 80
+49 30 473 729 820
Rise and Shine World Sales markets and sells outstanding documentary films to broadcasters and local distributors around the world. Founded in 2007, the company’s Managing Director Stefan Kloos and his team Diana Karklin and Anja Dziersk take a selection of 12-16 new films per year plus a growing exquisite catalogue to the major markets and directly to broadcasters and other distribution channels. Strong storylines and style, universal topics, personal perspectives. Youth and pop culture. Current affairs, human rights issues, popular science, ecology, geopolitics. We do everything to see each film “rise and shine”.
Company profile:

RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES is one of the leading international boutique size sales agents. We market and sell outstanding documentaries to broadcasters and distributors around the world. With an average of 15 new films per year we are proud of our exquistite catalogue of award-winning films from all over the world. We do everything to see each film “rise and shine”.

What are the ways the company gets involved? / Distributor, Executive Producer, Co-Producer, Sales Agent…. Will it be the same also the next year? Please explain if there are any changes planned:

We are a world sales company. We sell films to all international markets and platforms – depending on the film´s potential and the producer´s and filmmaker´s ambitions, we make deals for theatrical, non-theatrical, DVD, TV, VOD etc. Our sister company Kloos & Co. Medien also gets involved in international coproductions and has a superb track record in that field.

Documentary genre(s) preferred:

We rather think of good films than subjects. We look for strong storylines and style, universal topics, personal perspectives. We prefer Geopolitics, Social Issues, Human Interest, Ecology, Music, Arts.

Average number of titles annually acquired:

Around 15. 2 or 3 of those have international theatrical potential, such as Everyday Rebellion, My Stuff, Journey To Jah.

Three recent titles from international companies. Please specify the countries or territories:

Neuland (CH), Everyday Rebellion (AT, CH), My Stuff (FI).

Cash advance / Guarantees:

Usually not.

Preference regarding the length and format (single/series):

We like feature-length films and are quite successful in taking them to the market. But, we rarely take them without a strong 52’ TV-edit.

What do you expect of the East Doc Platform?:

Meeting the top Eastern European talents and established filmmakers and producers, learning about projects at early-stage, following up on those that are in progress and signing the best of those well further advanced.