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

CVs and Photos of the lecturers who will be helping the East European participants to develop their documentary projects before the final pitching.



TUE STEEN MULLER – European Documentary Network (Denmark) 
- Head of Studies / Ex Oriente Film /East European Forum

Born 1947. Worked with short and documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board - as press secretary, head of distribution and information and for two periods (in total 8 years) as a commissioning editor. Articles for newspapers and magazines. National and international consultancy work. Courses on documentary films. Co-founder of Balticum Film & TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord (information forum for shorts and documentaries) and Documentary, the Media Office for Creative Documentaries. Travelled to all European short and documentary festivals. Communication officer for International Short Film Conference. Language skills: Danish, English, French, German. Since September 1996, when it started, director of European Documentary Network, EDN, a membership organisation with 675 members: Independent producers and filmmakers, associations, distributors, festivals, broadcasters, film institutions. EDN publishes the EDN TV-Guide, the DOX Magazine and provides its members all kind of assistance and information in documentary film matters. EDN co-organises the yearly Forum for Co-Financing of Documentaries in Amsterdam. EDN has co-organised a series of documentary workshops in Southern Europe and arranges training sessions and seminars all over Europe.

Contact: European Documentary Network, Skindergade 29A, 1159 Copenhagen K, Denmark,




LEENA PASANEN - YLE/European Documentary Network

Leena Pasanen (born 1965) has studies in Finnish language and literature at the Oulu University. After several years as a journalist and a political commentator on Finnish News Agency, she’s been working for YLE since 1993 first as a reporter, subeditor and presenter of a current affairs magazine programme and later as the head of in-house documentaries on YLE TV1.
Since 2000 she is the head of cultural and documentary programmes of YLE Teema, the first Finnish channel dedicated exclusively to culture, science and education. Since 2004 she is also the deputy director of the channel.
The palette of programmes she is in charge includes documentaries,  feature films, factual programmes and a broad range of cultural programmes from the performing arts to literature, the visual arts, music and dance.
She participated the EURODOC training programme years 1999-2000. She is a frequent visitor as an expert and a tutor in several workshops and training programmes including EDN, Discovery Campus, Television Business School and EURODOC. She’s a board member of IDFA Forum, a board member of INPUT and a member of jury of the Finnish Bonnier journalistic award.
She was recently chosen as the new director of EDN, and she will start her work in Copenhagen in November.

Contact: YLE Teema, Box 88, FIN-00024 YLE, Finland,




Born in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1955, he studies Architecture in Turin - Italy. In 1985 he founds, with others, STEFILM working as a director and producer. In 1992 he graduated at the MEDIA training course, EAVE.  Recently he directed the first six editions of the annual Italian workshop DOCUMENTARY IN EUROPE, was chairperson in EDN (European Documentary Network) and is the Italian national coordinator for INPUT, Television in the Public Interest.
STEFILM Development s.a.s. and International s.r.l Stefilm is a Turin based documentary film company which produces high quality programming for television and cinema. We are committed to creating documentary programming which brings Italian themes and talent to the rest of the world,and to re-establishing a thriving documentary culture in Italy. Our recent international co-productions, involving several broadcasters, include: Song of Narrow Path, Stories from Jerusalem, Leonardo, The man Behind the Shroud?, Porto Maghera – Venice: The Story of a  Lethal Deception, The mirrabella – Sindelfingen Line, Rice Days.

Contact: Stefano Tealdi, STEFILM, Via Berthollet  44, 10125  Turin, Italy,



JAN GOGOLA  - Czech TV / Brno, Czech Republic      

Born 24/8/1971, married to Martina, children Eliska and Simon. Director, script writer, Programme Director in Czech Television/Brno, teacher at FAMU (Film Academy of Performing Arts), journalist.Graduate from Faculty of Journalism at the Charles University and from Department of Documentary films and the FAMU-AMU. The author of interviews, reviews, articles and essays, worked with the GaG  and NFA publishers, magazine HOST, Coffeehouse A.f.f.A, etc. (e.g. titles “Disciplined Chameleon – thinking of Vaclav Belohradsky”, “Death to Documentary”)Filmography:(Long documentary films)“Nation to itself or 18 high tides of the Czech sea” feature-fiction-documentary (2003),“Non-stop”, “Witness Frantisek Daniel” (1999), “Panenka against the rest of the world” (2001),“Nemcova’s Babicka Journal” (1999),“Ave Branik” (1999), “Veseli pod Moravou” (1998), “Distance and contact of Dan Trubac” (1998), “Vila Inocent” (1997). Directed also two parts of the documentary series about Prague (1999), six parts of a TV series “Intolerance”…

Contact: Czech TV Brno, Behounska 18, 658 88 Brno, Czech Republictel.: +420 542 132 111, 




Fleur Knopperts studied Film- and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam where she graduated in 1996. In the same year, she started working for the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), where, among other things, she co-organised IDFA’s documentary script workshop. From 1998 until 2000 she was the co-ordinator of the Jan Vrijman Fund which gives financial support to documentary filmmakers from developing countries. Since 2000 she works for the FORUM for international co-financing of documentaries. First as producer and as off 2001 she is the managing director of the FORUM.

Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 , 1017 RR Amsterdam , The Netherlands, Email:, 



CECILIA LIDIN - European Dcumentary Network

With a background consisting of a Masters Degree in Film and Mass Communication (studies at the University of Copenhagen and University of California, Berkeley) and professional experience from the MEDIA 1 project DOCUMENTARY as well as experience from promoting shorts- and documentaries with Filmkontakt Nord, Cecilia Lidin joined the EDN team in 1998. At EDN Cecilia Lidin is responsible for a number of the workshops and seminars organised by EDN, and she functions as a tutor and moderator of film discussions, and conducts courses about documentary filmmaking in Europe. Cecilia contributes to DOX magazine reporting from different film-events and reviewing films, and on a daily basis consults EDN members in questions of project development, financing and distribution. Cecilia Lidin has served on several juries at film festivals around Europe and is a member of the board of Aarhus International Film Festival

Contact: European Documentary Network, Vogenmagergade 10, 1120 Copenhagen K,




After veterinarian school and numerous travels, he joins Les Films d’Ici in 1987.
He produces over 250 films, magazines, and DVDs. In 2001, he directs his first feature film “(entre nous)”.
Director :
 - two short fiction films :La berceuse (1987), Elle aima, fut aimee et mourut (1989)- two documentary films :In the beginning… once upon a time (1997), Claires’s notebooks (2005) – Festival de Nyon, Festival d’Alba, Festival de Sheffield, RIDM de Montreal- feature-length fiction :(entre nous) (2001),
Producer of Documentaries :
The Louvre city, Le Pays des Sourds, Un animal des animaux, La Moindre des Choses and Etre et avoir by Nicolas Philibert.
Recreations and Coute que Coute by Claire Simon
Boulevards du Crepuscule, and Citizen Langlois by Edgardo Cozarinsky
Si bleu, si calme by Eliane de Latour
The Last Marranos, Paris the story of a city, Une maison a Prague by Stan Neumann
The Auschwitz Chaconne by Michel Daëron
Happy Birthday Mr Mograbi and August by Avi Mograbi
Etre et Avoir by Nicolas Philibert (associate producer, head production Maia films)
Feature-length fiction :
Le Violon de Rothschild  by Edgardo Cozarinsky (Locarno Festival, 1996)
Bronx-Barbes by Elaine de Latour (Locarno Festival, 2000 « Cineastes du Present »)
With all my love  by Amalia Escriva (Locarno Festival, international competition, 2001)
Red Dusk by Edgardo Cozarinsky – 2003 (San Sebastian Festival, official international competition, 2003)
Adieu by Arnaud des Pallieres – 2004 (Locarno Festival, 2003 opening to « Cineastes du Present » ; Entrevue, Belfort Festival, 2003 ; Namur Festival, 2003 ; Infinity Festival in Alba, 2004)
Hassan’s smile by Frederic Goupil – 2004

Contact : 12 rue Clavel 75019 Paris
01 44 52 23 30,



MIKAEL OPSTRUP - Final Cut Productions, Denmark

Born in 1955, Copenhagen. Degree in Film Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Appointed at Danish Filmcentrum, distribution of shorts and documentaries. Independent Producer and production manager of a number of shorts & documentaries for The National Filmboard of Denmark, DR-TV, TV-2 a.o..Initiator and manager of the festival ”Film from the South” arranged in corporation with Copenhagen Film Festival. Co-owner of the production company ”Manden med Cameraet”. Producer of a number of international TV-series & documentaries. Production adviser/Shorts and Documentaries at The Danish Film Institute. 2002 -Producer and co-owner of Final Cut Productions.





FILIP REMUNDA  –  director, Czech Republic 

Born on 5th of May 1973 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He works as a film director, producer and cameraman. He has been working in the field of Film Education since 1997. In 2001, he co-founded the Documentary Film Institute. Languages: English, Russian, Serbo-Croatian. He studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film Academy (FAMU) beginning in 1997. He completed a study stay at the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School (Jerusalem) and a workshop at the Zellig Film School (Bolzano). Filmography: Christos Voskrese (1998), From Bohemia to St Helena (1999), A New Name for an Old Friend (1999), Hillary and Chris Hit the Road (1999), Angel Town (2000), Collectors of Images of Our World (2001), Poetry Day (2002), Village B. (2002), which was awarded the best documentary award at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary and was selected for the Silver Wolf competition at IDFA Amsterdam 2002.Since 1999 he has been involved in the organization of the educational section of the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava, and in 2001 he stood at the birth of the Documentary Film Institute, a non-profit making organization supporting documentary films in the Eastern and Central European countries. As the head of the institute, he manages a number of educational and networking programs for film professionals.Filip Remunda has recently finished, together with Vit Klusak,  “CZECH DREAM” – First Czech Film Reality Show a feature length documentary about the hypermarket, which did not exist..

Contact: Skolska 12,Prague 1, CZ,+42 0 224 214 858