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: New Umbrella Industry Event in Prague

In March 2012, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival introduces a fresh new model of an umbrella industry event in Prague – East Doc Platform. Dedicated to the support of East European documentary film in development, production, postproduction and distribution stage, IDF extends the majority of its Industry events from Jihlava to Prague.

Sheltering the new editions of traditional events such as the 12th edition of the East European Forum with 20-24 projects in production, the 3rd edition of the Doc Launch presentation with 10 projects in post-production, or the 8th edition of the East Silver Video Library, the new model offers also an enriched and fine-tuned version of IDF one-on-one-meeting platform Project Market. In addition to that, IDF will not cease to hold  Master Classes with renowned filmmakers, Case Studies focusing of various aspects of documentary film, Seminars held by film professionals, inspiring Lectures, regular Networking Dinners or profile Co-production Breakfasts.  The East Doc Platform intends to link the most promising East European documentary projects and films with leading international commissioning editors, buyers, festival programmers, sales, distributors, funds or institutions. With the new East Doc Platform IDF sets a new goal:  to create the largest networking, co-production, sales and promotion basis in the whole Central and East European region, while preserving friendly and candid atmosphere



  • Deadline for 2012 East Doc Platform documentary project application (in production or post-production) is set to December 20, 2011. Particular details about individual sections within the new 2012 event in Prague, together with application forms, are available on this website:

East European Forum

Doc Launch

Project Market


  • Deadline for completed documentary films applying to become part of the East Silver Video Library is January 10. Further details about East Silver Video Library is available in the East Silver section on the this website:

East Silver Video Library


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