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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.

East Silver

October 27 – November 1, 2015, East Silver Market, Jihlava IDFF, Jihlava

March 7 – 13, 2016 – East Silver Videolibrary at East Doc Platform, Prague

East Silver is open for submission throughout the whole year, especially if you would like to join its festival service East Silver Caravan . The regular deadline for printed catalogue and the 12th edition of the East Silver Market in Jihlava is June 30, 2015.

In March 2014, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will organize a third edition of an umbrella industry event in Prague – East Doc Platform. Dedicated to the support of East European documentary films in development, production, post-production and distribution stage, IDF extends the majority of its Industry events from Jihlava to Prague. East Silver Video Library will be part of the event in March 2015. The video library during the East Doc Platform will include the 11th edition of East Silver Market presented in October 2014 in Jihlava.

The main purpose of East Silver is to promote and enhance international distribution of creative documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe by mediating connection among key international industry players and local film professionals. With its year-round activities, East Silver provides assistance and guidance to producers, working with titles in various stage of development, mostly with completed films and projects in post-production stage, which are ready for various distribution channels. Through its unique tools, the East Silver Caravan (festival service) and the East Silver TV Focus (designed to increase international TV broadcast), East Silver represents a unique platform for local and international documentary professionals.

East Silver Caravan
 represents a selection of some of the most interesting documentary films of the market that are submitted to more than 100 international film festivals during the year. The goal of the project is to help creative films get released on festivals and secure attention of industry professionals and audiences around the world.

East Silver TV Focus is designed to help documentaries with high broadcasting potential to find their broadcasters and matching TV slots. Individual TV buyers are than approached with the offer. It’s no coincidence that many of the commissioning editors and buyers visits East Silver Market in person, which helps us to keep ourselves informed about their actual needs. We are able to analyze and recommend the most suitable TV stations and professionals.

In order to promote new unique documentaries and talents, in 2009 East Silver introduced the Silver Eye Awards for best documentary films at the market. Awarded in three categories, the winner receives prize money of 1 500€ and year-round service of East Silver Caravan (additional 1 500€ in services). Silver Eye Awards are handed over during the Closing ceremony of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

As part of its promotion activities, East Silver offers possibility to submit films and offer discounts for producers to various important international documentary film markets (e.g., IDFA - Docs for Sale, HotDocs - DocShop, Thessaloniki DocMarket, FID Marseille, Discop EAST, Visions du réel - DocOutlook, DOK Leipzig)..

The whole edition of the market is accessible to industry professionals also during the year in form of East Silver Online Streaming. At the moment, professionals can watch 524 films at any time. Sales agents, commissioning editors, distributors, buyers or festival representatives, who would like to get access to the video library, please contact us at

To help professionals get oriented in the landscape of documentary cinema of Eastern Europe, East Silver annually publishes a catalogue with detailed information about films in the current edition. The catalogue also has its online version at with more detailed credits, trailers and information important for industry professionals.

For more information about East Silver and titles included in the market, please contact us at:

Zdenek Blaha / East Silver Manager

Stepanska 14 / 110 00 Prague 1
Mob: +420 775 602 555 / Tel.: +420 224 214 858
Fax: +420 224 214 858

Miriam Ryndova / East Silver - Silver Eye Awards

Stepanska 14 / 110 00 Prague 1

Mob: +420 775 060 821/ Tel.: +420 224 214 858
Fax: +420 224 214 858, skype:

Tomas Ledvina / East Silver Caravan Coordinator

Stepanska 14 / 110 00 Prague 1
Mob: +420 728 302 209 / Tel.: +420 224 214 858
Fax: +420 224 214 858