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 European Forum

East European Forum is the region's largest meeting of Central and East European documentary filmmakers with Europe's and North America´s leading commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives. Directors and independent producers offer their projects for co-production, pre-sale or other forms of financial support.

Since its foundation in 2001, the Forum has become a prestigious meeting place that has hosted more than 650 filmmakers and producers from Eastern Europe, and over 200 commissioning editors, buyers and festival programmers. Over 100 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East European Forum, with a number of them awarded at prestigious international festivals.

Projects that attended the East European Forum and are not yet completed become part of the year-long follow-up support programme.


Open to:  creative feature length (52´up) documentary projects in the development and production stage represented by director and producer
Application deadline: December 1, 2015 (Applying is free of charge)

Pitching Workshop: 
March 7 – 13, 2016
Public Presentations + Feedback Round Tables: March 12 – 13, 2016
Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Participation fee: EUR 100 / selected project + EUR 300 fee for accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks per project (= EUR 400 for two people)

Practical requirements:
 Proficiency in English + participation of both the director and the producer at the Forum Workshop and Pitching Forum

More information:
Veronika Lišková/ East European Forum Manager:
Kristyna Balaban/ East European Forum Coordinator: