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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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East Doc Platform



East Doc Platform | Prague | March 4 – 10, 2013 | East European Forum, Doc Launch, East Silver

Institute of Documentary Film
calls for projects in development / production / post-production.

Application deadline: December 1, 2012

5 day-workshop and public pitching.
open for: 10 Central and East European projects in development and production
focus: financing and promotion
application form:

·         DOC LAUNCH presentation
3 days of deep rough cut consultations and public presentations.
open for: 7-9 Central and East European projects in post-production and rough cut stage
focus: rough cut consultations, preparation for distribution
application form:


In March 2013 in Prague, Institute of Documentary Film introduces the second edition of East Doc Platform – the key industry event dedicated to supporting East European documentary films in all stages of completion.

Organized by IDF in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, the East Doc Platform will feature our staple events, such as the East European Forum, Doc Launch presentation, Project Market, East Silver Videolibrary with new spring documentary titles, and a diverse slate of other industry events that provide networking opportunities for East European documentary professionals and commissioning editors, distributors, sales agents, fund and festival representatives from across Europe and North America.


Other deadlines of the Institute of Documentary Film:

January 11, 2013
Focus: documentary film market, distribution support, festival service, online streaming
Open to: the latest documentary production from Eastern Europe

East Silver is the first documentary market dedicated exclusively to Central and Eastern Europe. Its main goal is to provide an annual overview of new documentary releases, and to create a comprehensive catalogue and a digitized video library, accessible to a broad circle of film professionals - broadcasters, major film festivals, sales agents - throughout the year. East Silver's activities also include the East Silver Caravan, the East Silver TV Focus, Silver Eye Awards, and East Silver Online Streaming, all designed to provide distribution support.

January 11, 2013
When: March 4 – 10, 2013
Where: East Doc Platform, Prague, Czech Republic


Detailed information on East Doc Platform with East European Forum and Doc Launch presentation can be found bellow:   

EAST DOC PLATFORM - Hana Rezková -   
East European Forum; Veronika Lišková -
Doc Launch presentation; Hana Rezková -

We are looking forward to your projects and films!

Hana Rezková

Institute of Documentary Film
Školská 12, Prague 1, 110 00, Czech Republic

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