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Institute of Documentary Film

Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) has been supporting creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe since 2001. IDF provides both emerging and experienced filmmakers with training, financing, networking and pitching opportunities, helps them get international attention and co-productions, rewards the exceptional projects with Awards and further opportunities and improves their orientation on the international market. The promotional and practical service of IDF includes a wide range of online and offline catalogues being created annually, updating a thorough database of CEE documentaries and  professionals and a calendar of important deadlines for producers, and bringing news from the world of documentary film in general via and social media. To the audience of documentary enthusiasts, IDF also brings a rich programme of lectures, presentations and screenings in their home regions or during IDF’s industry events.  

In 2008 IDF was granted the European Documentary Network Award - Medal of Excellence.

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Apply for East Doc Platform 2015 and get a chance to win 7500 Eur for your project!

The fourth edition of the biggest documentary event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, East Doc Platform, organized by Institute of Documentary Film in association with One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in March 2015 in Prague will, apart from the traditional meetings of documentary professionals, workshops, lectures, pitchings, networking events and other activities, offer 7500 EUR prize for the best participating project in development.

Institute of Documentary Film calls for documentary projects in development / production / post-production for the 4th edition of East Doc Platform (EDP)

When: March 2– 8, 2015
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
What: East Doc Platform (East European Forum, Project Market, Doc Tank, East Silver Videolibrary)
Deadline: December 1, 2014

East Doc Platform 2015 will welcome more than 350 guests, including 70 key international festival programmers, commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, sales agents, film fund and organization representatives who will be able to choose from some of the most promising films and projects in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as 120 East European filmmakers and producers who seek creative, financial and distribution support. This event will traditionally feature our staple activities, including the 15th East European Forum; the2nd edition of Doc Tank and the 6th Project Market.

The important novelty of the fourth edition of EDP is the Award/ financial support of 7 500 EUR for the best project in development. Out of all East and Central European documentary projects in development participating in East Doc Platform activities, one will be awarded this prize.

What projects are we looking for?

Particularly creative feature length (52´up) documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe in development, production and post production stage for East European Forum and Project Market and socially and politically engaged documentary projects with cross-media and campaign potential for Doc Tank. The selection is also open to productions from other parts of Europe with projects thematically bound to our region. 

Application deadline: December 1, 2014

5-day workshop and 2-day public pitching feedback round tables and one-on-one meetings - the region's largest presentation of documentary projects to international commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives.
open for: 8 - 10 Central and East European projects in development and production
focus: networking, financing and promotion 
when: Pitching Workshop March 2 - 6, 2015 / Pitching Forum March 7 - 8, 2015
application form: HERE

2-day meeting point with prearranged individual meetings with our accredited decision makers
open for: up to 25 Central and East European projects in all stages of completion (except East European Forum participants who have their meetings scheduled individually), international commissioning editors, distributors, sales representatives, funders and festival programmers
focus: networking, financing
when: March 5 - 6, 2015
application form: HERE

2 days of deep consultations and brainstorming for projects with cross-media and social engagement potential and 1 day of one-on-one meetings of socially and politically engaged documentary projects with cross-media and campaign potential. Project consultations, development and individual meetings with decision makers at Project Market.
open for: up to 5 Central and East European projects in all stages of development and production
focus: networking, financing and promotion
when: March 4 – 6, 2015
application form: HERE

We are looking forward to your projects!


East European Forum – Veronika Lišková -
Project Market – Maša Marković –
Doc Tank - Miriam Ryndová –

Institute of Documentary Film 
Štěpánská 14, Prague 1, 110 00 Czech Republic/ Tel: +420 224 214 858


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