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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.

East Doc Platform

The first public Master Class will be held by the British author Sean McAllister, taking the audience into the background of his profound documentary portraits. Another one presents Reiner Komers, the German director of internationally acclaimed observatory documentaries. In addition to that, a significant Russian filmmaker Pavel Kostomarov comes to Prague to give an Inspiring Talk about his new experimental project.




March 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 |MASTER CLASS: Sean McAllister| Private investigations
Introduction to the work of the British director and journalist who has been recently getting behind the events convulsing the Arab world. At all times devoted to his style, McAllister masters personal stories documenting outsiders’ struggles to find their way out of dead ends.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Palace, Battery Hall



March 9 | 15:00 – 16:30 |MASTER CLASS: Rainer Komers| Interpretation of images by a renowned German director.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall



March 10 | 17:00 – 18:30 |INSPIRING TALK: Zip Cities by Pavel Kostomarov
Noted Russian filmmaker introduces his soon-to-be released project. Where does one film end and another begin? Hunting for reality. Archiving reality. Turning on and off - shots in all directions. Shots of flickering. Shots of flashes. Shots of blinks.
Open for: All types of EDP & One World accreditations
Where: Archa Theatre, Small Hall