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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.

Wild Balkans

For centuries the Balkans has been a region ravaged by wars and conflict. Yet, paradoxically, those wars are what has allowed much of the region to remain as a pristine and untouched wilderness. The landscape belongs more to Middle Earth than modern Europe. Many wild animals that have vanished from the rest of Europe have their last stronghold here. "Wild Balkans" is an enthralling and stunning visual exploration of an area where there has been little but bad news for centuries. This spectacular film explores the region, its landscapes and the wild creatures that have lived unchanged for centuries, and holds out great hope that they will survive into the future.

Wolf Suschitzky - Photographer and Cameraman

Wolf Suschitzky is one of the most successful Viennese born directors of photography and photographers, who emigrated during World War II. The film is going to retell his life story. Particulary different from other film homages- Suschitzky will tell his story himself. He is still very agile, living in London. A chance we can’t miss!

Working Class Ballet

The European championship football madness, drunken "experts" at the provincial stadium, the backstage of National team, raving fans at the streets of Paris and Lisbon. Football is a sport and entertainment through possibly there is more to the game. In the film "Working Class Ballet" philosophers, linguists, neuropsychologist and football coach are contemplating on the parallels between football and drama of life, forming an unusual tale on what football is or could be // All rights are with the prosucer Roberts Vinovskis.

A World Completely Glued to Itself

“I wanted to show why this country is the way it is.” Hungarian filmmaker Lívia Gyarmathy made this personal intention the challenging leitmotif of her films about socialist Hungary. In 1961, after finishing her studies of chemistry and a career as a skilled worker in a factory, she was the first woman to enroll in direction at Hungary's Academy for Theater and Film Art. Despite the prejudices of her professors and fellow students, she made a number of documentary and fiction films that stand out due to their social realism. Gyarmathy expressed her doubts about the socialist system through personal stories, as a result of which she was repeatedly targeted by the censors.

The Worst Company in the World

Love and humor are plentiful, but success is scarce in a small Tel Aviv insurance agency where nothing runs as it should. Perennially on the verge of bankruptcy, the failing agency is run by three middle-aged, divorced, and not particularly successful men. They may be highly intelligent, well-educated, warm and good -humored, but they have no inkling about running a business. This documentary offers an amusing behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the firm over one fiscal year, as the manager’s son – also the film’s director – joins this motley crew in a last-ditch attempt to save his father’s collapsing business. A personal documentary that is also an endearing father-son journey.

Yad Hanna – The Collective Man

András Lichter and his comrades founded the last communist kibbutz on a carrot field along the former Jordanian border in 1950. The founders, who were of Hungarian origin, were loyal to the Soviet Union and the Red Army. The kibbutz members shared property, raised their children together, and ate together. However, the idea of the collective disintegrated and finally failed after several decades due to both internal and external conflict. In 2004 privatisation started, the former members were given private property. By tracing the former community the film searches for the reasons, the processes behind and the consequences of the kibbutz's failure, and shows how the idea of collectivism turned into present day consumerism.

The Disappearance of Heroes

After recent political changes in Serbia, many streets in Belgrade named after persons and events of the World War II, changed their names. The film depicts the work of the Street and Squares Commission, appointed by the city of Belgrade, as well as reactions of individuals and groups impacted by recent changes. A niece of prominent anti-fascist political leader, a family that lost its members helping the resistance, an illegal courier in occupied Belgrade and many more face a forceful removal of monuments they hold sacred.

Kalinovski Square

A docu-comedy about life in Belarus before and after the President elections where Lukashenko created his victory with almost 83% of the votes. With his astonishing material Belarus' most celebrated film director Khashchavatski speaks out about resistance and persecution, displaying an overwhelming will for freedom. This film is director's long-standing and personally dangerous conflict with president Lukashenko. Authorities have persecuted him already since his first film on the subject - An Ordinary President (1996). They still watch him. All production was done underground.

Nostalgic Memories of Underground Solidarity

A nostalgic and melancholic memory of underground solidarity typical of the Communist era. A poetic recording of a mass held in the deer-park of a princely castle is a background to which a folk song is sung and the singer’s letteris read by a poet. Transparent and devoted to the moment and its joy, the film depicts a fragment of a meeting in the open air, identifying independent culture as a lively torrent, far from completed. And it seems that it may well includethe noble man and current Minister of Foreign Affairs, thePrince of Schwarzenberg.

Ivan Martin Jirous (23 shots)

A portrait of poet Ivan Martin Jirous. "For those who love God, all things turn out well."


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