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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.

Open Programme: Ex Oriente Babies

The Institute of Documentary Film warmly invites you to join us for open sessions of the post-production workshop Ex Oriente Film Babies (February 6 – 8, 2011). Don't miss our screening of short films by Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath, a seminar on editing and story with Tonička Janková, Stan Neumann and Peter Symes, and a lecture on distribution and sales by Ayse Poffet and Stefan Kloos.

Open Session: Ex Oriente Film Babies

February 6 - 8, 2011
FAMU, Prague / Czech Republic


There are 3 major theoretical parts open for FAMU students and other film professionals:

Sunday, February 6, 20.00
Screening of Andreas Horvath's short films followed by a discussion with this Austrian filmmaker. The screening will include the following films: Views of a Retired Night Porter (2006), The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik (2010) + From a Night Porter's Point of View (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1977).


Monday, February 7, 10.00-11.30
Current challenges in editing work and creative risk-taking in story, dramatic structure, and character development.
Tutors: Tonička Janková (Czech Republic), Peter Symes (UK), Stan Neumann (France).
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Tuesday, February 8, 10.00-11.30
Sales and distribution and present situation of the market.
Ayse Poffet from First Hand Films and Stefan Kloos from Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH.
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