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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.

A Filmmaker, a Fan, a Freak

Josef F., a young cartoon filmmaker, living in the world of cinema and theatre is a social case – he is slightly mentally handicapped. Josef is in frequent contact with the environment of film and theatre celebrities. At the same time, he lives a rather lonely and chaotic life with his curator, in a house without running water. The contrast between the glittering world of the celebrities and the colorless, slow-paced existence of the social cases, creates the framework of the film. The director intends to explore if and how these two worlds can be interconnected, whether they have anything in common, and to search in each of them something, that would be really surprising for us.

Angelus Mortis

The Sinti Hugo Hoellenreiner talks about an encounter at Auschwitz, more than 60 years ago, which haunts him even today.

Private Century - King of Velichovky

King of Velichovky is an authentic story of Karel Seisser who lived in Velichovky on the Czech-German border in 1930s and 40s. Karel Seisser was a farmer by heart and soul. He owned fields, woods and farmland, reinvesting his money back into the estate. He also knew how to enjoy life: he kept horses for pleasure and made car trips to Prague or Berlin... His life in Velichovky was for him a dream come true. His wife and three daughters: Lila, Edita and Ria, lived happy lives as well. Each of them married according to her wishes. Lila married a Czech doctor, Ria a German clerk, and Edita a German general. Velichovky is situated in the Sudetenland and the Seissers were Germans. Everything in their lives was half Czech and half German. None of them had any problems with that. Until the end of the war. The whole family was deported to Germany.

Moon Inside You

Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: “Why the pain and annoyance if I am healthy?”. Her initial innocent curiosity sparks off an emotional voyage to the very roots of femininity and life. MOON INSIDE YOU is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willing to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humour and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood.

Ma Lo

Happy Plumber

Zunoviu works as a mechanic at the municipal services "Vodokanal" (Water chanel). For 30 years he gets into the hatches and repairs taps. If he lived at another time and in another country he might bacome a scientist or a writer, maybe. But he is satisfied with his fate. He likes his job. He knows how to be happy.

South Safari - Diving in the Red Sea

A documentary about diving in the Red Sea.

Rosalie Moller

A story of the British cargo ship during World War II in the Red Sea.

Life As a Novel

Viktor Shklovsky and Roman Jakobson – legendary names without which it is almost impossible to imagine the history of the 20th Century. What they achieved goes beyond the confines of their specialized field of linguistics and literary criticism. And the twists and turns of their fates could serve as the basis of an action adventure novel. Their friendship arose in an instant, but their quarrel lasted over half a century. They were fated to outlive the rest, their friends and colleagues they started out with. And to the end of their lives they were to search for the answer to one question: What were they to one another?

Partisan & Courtesan

Éva Kardos was born in 1924 as the niece of the infamous Hungarian communist dictator, Mátyás Rákosi. Her story starts with early immigration to Moscow, school years spent with classmates like Mao Ce Tung’s offspring, then as a teenage partisan during WW2. After the war, her life continues as wife of the head of the secret service, before an adventurous escape on a tank during the 1956 revolution. Last – but not least – prostitution at the age of 56 after her husband’s mysterious death. Now she is 85. This film is about her life.


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