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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.

3rd Industry Newsletter – Jihlava 2011

Only four days to get accredited for Industry Programe • Nominees for the Silver Eye Award • Project Market launched the booking system • TV Management seminar • 18 IDF-supported projects at East Silver Market 2011 • Case Study - Bakhmaro

Industry Programme of the Institute of Documentary Film

October 24 – 30, 2011 / Jihlava, Czech Republic

 There is only three days left to the get accredited for this year’s Industry Programme in Jihlava! Acquire your own pass through the online accreditation form by September 30.

 The best East Silver Market 2011 documentaries will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremony of the 15th IDFF in Jihlava on October 29, 2011. The International jury will pick the winner trinity representing the best of three categories (short, mid, feature) and honor them with Silver Eye Award and 1500 Euro cash prize. The nominee selection is available HERE!

Project Market is available to all the film professionals, authors and producers of documentary films who would like to set up one-on-one meetings at one table. Since September 22 the coordinator Anna Purkrábková ( gathers your requests and intensively compiles the meeting schedule!

 On October 27, Bjoern Erichsen and Paul Pauwels will hold the TV Management Seminar that aims to touch upon crucial issues of the coming changes within TV broadcasting structures. Together with the audience they will pose questions about the transformation the medium awaits in the future.

Institute of Documentary Film helps projects in all stages of development. Thus, such a partnership naturally climaxes with the introduction of the finished documentary films in the traditional distribution platform East Silver Market which takes place in Jihlava. Feel free to have a look at the 18 documentaries that went through various IDF events and feature at East Silver Market 2011.

 A unique story about the making of Bakhmaro - a documentary portrait of a hotel filmed by Salome Jashi – will be presented by the author herself within Case study on Thursday, October 27, 2011 in Jihlava. In this case, the year-round Ex Oriente Film workshop proved as one of the ways IDF assistance managed to take a documentary project successfully through to the end.



15th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival / Registration deadline - September 30.



Register for: a new INSPIRATION FORUM 2011, intended for East and West European filmmakers as a platform for the search for themes not yet treated in documentary films; the second annual of FESTIVAL IDENTITY workshop for film festival representatives; the first  MOST BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL POSTER 2010-2011 COMPETITION.
Register here for Inspiration Forum and Festival Identity workshop.
Find out how to submit your festival poster here.