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25 Apr 2011

The Institute Of Documentary Film

The Institute Of Documentary Film (IDF) is a non-profit training and networking centre focused on the support of East European creative documentary film and its wider promotion. IDF was established in 2001 by documentary directors and producers and its programme is therefore geared towards creative professionals. IDF cooperates with some of Europe's most prominent associations and training programmes, commissioning editors and distributors, and helps East European film professionals to take part in international cooperation.

EAST EUROPEAN FORUM - the region’s largest meeting of East European documentary filmmakers with Europe's and North America’s leading commissioning editors, distributors, buyers and film fund representatives.

EX ORIENTE FILM - international workshop dedicated to the development and funding of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe.

EAST SILVER - 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. - portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The portal boasts the largest published databases of completed and upcoming documentary films from Eastern Europe, an industry directory, as well as trailers and original video content.

DOC LAUNCH - supports East European documentary films in the production and post-production stage on their way to distribution.

CZECH DOCS PROJECT - organizes a slate of support activities for Czech documentary film. Its activities include regular seminars on current trends and subjects for Czech filmmakers and producers; the annual catalogue Czech Documentary Films and the Presentation of Upcoming Czech Docs.