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Institute of Documentary Film’s Activities
Founded in 2001, the INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre based in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on the support of East European documentary films and their wider promotion. Our activities support filmmakers through all stages of completion – development, funding, production, post-production, and distribution. We aim at individual filmmakers (tailored consultations), groups of carefully selected professionals with projects or films (Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, East Silver, Doc Launch, etc.), broader professional community (East Doc Platform), as well as the general public (portal We closely work with key int. festivals, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, markets, or training initiatives and serve as the GATEWAY TO EAST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY FILM.

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Filled-out online application form, hard copies of required documents and DVD copies must be sent by December 1, 2014 (postmark deadline). Applications sent after December 1, 2014 will not be considered.

Projects will be assessed by a five-member committee made up of IDF staff and international experts. The list of 8 - 10 projects selected to attend the Forum will be announced in January 2015 at Preference will be given to creative feature  length (52´up) documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and post-Soviet republics in development and production stage. The selection is also open to productions from other parts of Europe with projects thematically bound to our region. Despite such a geographic focus we annually pick a number of projects without any relation to our region. Projects that won´t be selected for 2015 East European Forum will be included for the selection of Project Market.


Before you start filling out the application form, please make sure you are able to provide all required materials (log line and synopsis; treatment; budget and financial plan in separate MS Word and Excel files; film stills; photos of director and producer).

1) Accept East European Forum conditions of participation (current page)
2) Fill out details on project, director, producer, production company, etc.
3) Attach files (each max. 2 MB)
- Log line and synopsis (approx. 1 A4)
- Treatment (approx. 2 A4)
- Budget (approx. 1 A4)
- Financial plan (approx. 1 A4)
- Film stills (max. 10)
- Director’s photo
- Producer’s photo
4) Generate confirmation code


Print out the confirmation code generated on the last page of the online application form and attach the code to the application sent by regular mail. Each application must include the following: 
1) Generated confirmation code, project title, name of director, producer and production company
2) Project in 3 copies (max. 6 pp., including log line and synopsis, treatment, budget, financial plan, stills, etc.)
3) 3 x DVD copy with project trailer
4) 3 x DVD copy with previous film of the director (if available)
All required documents and materials must be sent by December 1, 2014 (postmark deadline) to the following address: Institute of Documentary Film, East European Forum, Stepanska 14, 110 00 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)

Successful applicants whose projects are selected have until January 31, 2015 to pay the participation fee. Projects that fail to pay the fee, will be excluded from participation at the East European Forum workshop and pitching session.

Payment details:
Česká spořitelna a.s., Olbrachtova 1929/62,140 00 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Account Holder:  Institut dokumentarniho filmu (IDF), Account Number: 5865142/0800
IBAN: CZ3208000000000005865142, SWIFT: GIBA CZ PX 
Please specify the project title in the transfer details. 
Note: Any bank fees relating to the money transfer will be paid by the applicant.

The filmmaker teams (director and producer) must attend both the East European workshop and the pitching sessions. At least one member of the team must be proficient in English. The East European Forum will only accept projects that duly pay the participation fee and submit all documents and information requested by the organizers prior to the event.



If you have any questions or trouble filling out the online application form, please contact Maša Marković at


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