DOKweb Content is a portal dedicated to East European documentary film. The news section provides up-to-date information on upcoming and just completed films, interviews with filmmakers and other documentary professionals, in-depth articles exploring the state of documentary filmmaking in various parts of the region, as well as insightful texts on current trends, funding, etc. The portal also 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. is IDF´s key online project that provides comprehensive details on all IDF´s activities and links them with general information service.
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

Silver Eye Award 2011

Since 2009, East Silver has been recognizing the best films of the market with Silver Eye Award. The idea behind the award is to attract attention of industry professionals to new interesting films from Central and Eastern Europe, and to help nominated films to find sales agents, broadcasters and festival releases. In 2012 the Silver Eye Award will be handed out for the fourth time.

In each of the main categories (Short, Mid-length, Feature), East Silver nominates 11 films. The final decision in each category is in the hands of an international jury consisting of industry professionals. The winner in each category receives not only an unique award trophy, but a prize money of 1500 EUR and one-year festival service of the East Silver Caravan.


The winners of Silver Eye Award 2012 were:

Past winners of the Silver Eye Awards:

Short category: I Will Forget This Day
Mid-length category: Crulic – The Path to Beyond
Feature category: Solar Eclipse

Short category: That’s Life
Special mention: Plain Landscape with a Cradle
Special mention: Work of the Machines
Mid-length category: Family Instinct
Special mention: Michael Berger – A Hysteria
Feature category: At the Edge of Russia


Short category: Six Weeks
Special mention: Arsy-Versy
Mid-length category: Rabbit a la Berlin
Special mention: The Sidetrack
Feature category: Disco & Atomic War


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