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.

Ex Oriente Film

Ex Oriente Film workshop is an international training programme supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.

The core of the Ex Oriente Film training is based on three week-long residential workshops held over the year. Each year we select 12 projects that receive assistance from a wide range of film experts, with each workshop focusing on a different segment of development. Our participants are given a tailored guidance in developing the subject, narrative and the visual style of their projects, making drafts of a financing and distribution strategy, and finding international partners. The course culminates in the pitching sessions of projects at the East European Forum co-production meeting, featuring the final pitching in front of Europe's and North America´s leading commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives. A follow-up programme tracks projects till their completion, providing former participants with consultation and scholarships for international festivals and markets, helping to multiply their professional contacts, as well as to finalize the narrative and editing structure of their rough cuts at Ex Oriente Film EditLab. 

Ex Oriente Film was established in 2003 as the very first training initiative for East European creative documentary film. Since its foundation, the workshop has offered year-long support to over 150 documentary projects, providing the mentoring and contacts necessary to break through to the international market.


Veronika Lišková, vedoucí projektu:

Kristyna Balaban, koordinátorka projektu:

Maša Marković, koordinátorka projektu:

This project is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA