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


- Our participants are mainly from Eastern and Central Europe – established producers and directors as well as independent producers starting out, fresh film school graduates and debutants from the region. All participants must be able to provide evidence of their practical experience. Ex Oriente Film is for documentary film professionals who have decided to break the bounds of the limited local film market with projects geared towards the international film market. It is designed for motivated independent producers and directors, including film school graduates, who have been in the industry for at least a few seasons.

- Approx. 2-3 projects will be picked up from the West European (EU) region as it is necessary to improve co-production opportunities between East and West European independent production companies.

- During the six editions of our workshop, there has been an apparent increase in the circulation of East European films at festivals and markets. Also, co-production projects as well as audiences for East European documentaries have flourished in the European Union and beyond. Many new production companies have been established, with some of the producers attending the Ex Oriente Film workshop as newcomers.

- We strongly believe that by bringing some of the key figures of the European documentary industry among East European professionals - not only the participants but also among the local Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Austrian or Polish documentary professionals at the open sessions of the workshops taking place in different Central and East European countries - we will be able to strengthen the professional competitiveness of East European film.