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, 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.
Polish Illusions (dir. Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland 2012)

How (Not) to Become Disillusioned

07.09.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

10 Years of Ex Oriente Film - Interview with Jacob Dammas and Helge Renner. ...
Ex Oriente Film 2010, Session 1 [photo credit: Peter Badel]

Ex Oriente Film to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

09.08.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

Just two years ago, the Institute of Documentary Film celebrated 10 years ...
Ex Oriente Film - Session One Recap

Ex Oriente Film - Session One Recap

29.06.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

Filmmakers working on 13 documentary projects completed the first week-long ...
Ex Oriente Film 2012 - Open Programme

Ex Oriente Film 2012 - Open Programme

11.06.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

The Institute of Documentary Film launches yet another edition of the international ...
The Golden City (dir. Viestrurs Kairiss, Latvia)

Project Selection for This Year's Ex Oriente Film

23.05.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

We are pleased to announce the 13 documentary projects that have been selected ...
We're Not Broke (dir. Karin Hayes, USA, 2012)

Finalized: 1st Session Tutors of 2012 Ex Oriente Film

21.05.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

Ex Oriente Film 2012 is headed for its 1st session with all tutors cofirmed. ...
Apply today for Ex Oriente Film 2012!

Apply today for Ex Oriente Film 2012!

02.04.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

Friday, April 20th, is the application deadline for this year's Ex Oriente ...
Ex Oriente Film 2012: New Application Deadline!

Ex Oriente Film 2012: New Application Deadline!

27.02.2012 | Ex Oriente Film

In 2012, the Institute of Documentary Film is introducing a number of major ...
Jonathan Oppenheim Interviewed by Czech television

Jonathan Oppenheim Interviewed by Czech television

18.08.2011 | Ex Oriente Film

On August 13th Czech Television’s weekly show Film 2011 featured an interview ...
Dad Made Dirty Movies (dir. Jordan Todorov, Bulgaria / Germany 2011)

Open Programme: Ex Oriente Film Session 2

08.06.2011 | Ex Oriente Film

June 13 - 18, 2011, the second part of our year-long workshop Ex Oriente ...