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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

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03/03/2018 - 03/09/2018
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The 7th edition of the largest meeting place for the international documentary industry in the CEE region invites filmmakers and producers of documentary projects in any stage of development. For the first time, shorts are welcome too.

When: March 3 - 9, 2018
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline for application: November 10, 2017

More information and the application HERE!
Call press release package to download HERE!
The list of CEE countries eligible for submissions HERE!

FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS in the development / early production stage are invited to the 16th edition of the East Doc Forum - the oldest and largest central pitch in the region. Almost 150 documentary films have been completed with the direct support of the East Doc Forum, including such international hits as Brothers, The Domino Effect, Blind Loves or Rabbit à la Berlin. The pitch is preceded by a 5-day preparatory workshop and followed by two days of feedback round tables and one-on-one Meetings.

The East Doc Market offers the opportunity to meet with over 100 international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and festival representatives to FEATURE-LENGTH PROJECTS and SERIES in late production and post-production. Over the course of two days, more than 400 pre-booked one-on-one meetings take place.

Projects with innovative technologies used for an immersive, transmedia or interactive storytelling are invited to find partners at the East Doc Interactive. The interactive roundtable pitch is an integral part of the Forum. The projects receive an immediate feedback on the spot and attend one-on-one meetings over the following days.

For the first time, SHORTS are invited to the East Doc Platform, thanks to the collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute fund & IF/Then distribution initiative. Up to six projects will be selected for the IF/Then Short Pitch competition and take part in the Market meetings. The winner of the pitch receives up to USD 20,000 in production support from IF/Then and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by the Tribeca Film Institute.

Within the East Doc Platform programme, one event is dedicated only to Czech documentary projects. During the presentation Czech Docs... Coming Soon, five upcoming feature documentaries will be introduced to an audience of the invited representatives of prestigious film festivals (FID Marseille, Dok Leipzig, Nordisk Panorama, IFF Rotterdam, IFF Sarajevo, Toronto IFF), sales agents, distributors and to the wide public.

For more information, please contact: Tereza Šimíková / Manager:

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