Dogwoof presented the award for Best Arts Documentary and Cartel Land was awarded Best Cinema Documentary at the 2016 Grierson Awards
We are very happy to confirm 5 Dogwoof titles will be screening at this years Melbourne International Film Festival!
Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events and we are so happy to present the 5 films, 4 of which are Australian Premieres.
See the selection below:
A Film by MARC SILVER
98' | USA | 2015 | HD
In broad daylight in Jacksonville, a white man opened fire at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Michael Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the extraordinary journey of unraveling the truth. Read more.
Sundance 2015 Winner:
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact
A Film by MATTHEW HEINEMAN
98’| USA | 2015 | HD
With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Read more.
Double Sundance Award Winner:
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary
A Film by SACHA JENKINS
82’ | U.S.A. | 2014 | HD
FRESH DRESSED is the fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from the New York discount markets to high fashion's catwalks and shopping malls all around the world. Featuring industry insiders such Kanye West, Nas, and Pharrell Williams. Read more.
A Film by Kim Longinotto
98’ | UK. | 2014 | HD
DREAMCATCHER takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors: Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community.
Sundance Directing Award 2015
A Film by Amber Fares
80’ | USA/Palestine. | 2015 | HD
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They're bold. They're fearless. And they're tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
Dogwoof had a very busy year at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year with 9 films playing at the festival. We are very happy to announce that two Dogwoof Global films won awards and want to congratulate the filmmakers!
Cartel land - The Tim Hetherington award
The Tim Hetherington Award, presented to the winner by Tim Hetherington’s mother Judith Hetherington, was announced at the UK premiere of Cartel Land at Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 6th, to its director Matthew Heineman. The award celebrates the life and legacy of photojournalist and humanitarian Tim Hetherington, whose objectives as a filmmaker were to highlight the plight of people so often ignored by the world and mainstream media.
31/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets - Youth Jury Winner
At Wednesday's ceremony the rest of the awards were announced, and we are happy to congratulate director Marc Silver for winning the Youth Jury Award. Maia Kelly presented the award and presented the film with the following speech:
“Out of a very strong and diverse category we agreed there was a clear winner, the film we chose tackled themes of race, youth, and injustice, with real power, depth and emotional resonances. It is a film that is not only politically significant, but valuable as a work of cinematic art. It examined one of the key issues of current affairs: how structural inequality is intuitionally enshrined in global society. By transcending news journalism, the film allowed us to empathise and connect with those framed as minority groups. The film is not only profound in its exploration of court proceedings and legal battles, but also in its use of cinematography and aesthetics. Of course, the film we are talking about is 31/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets. The youth jury would like to congratulate Marc Silver.”
Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the top documentary festivals and markets in the world, screening over 150 films to industry delegates and the general public each year. It's one of the highlights in Dogwoof's calendar and we are delighted to bring 4 titles to this year's Doc/Fest: Cartel Land, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, Dreamcatcher and Chameleon. Several filmmakers will be in attendance - Cartel Land director, Matthew Heineman, Dreamcatcher's Kim Loginotto, the producer of Chameleon, Bob Moore and 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets producer Julie Goldman.
Here's the when and where of Dogwoof titles at Doc/Fest:
Cartel Land + Q&A: June 6 // 21:00 // ITN Source Showroom 4
Cartel Land: June 9 // 20:30 // Molinaire Library Theatre
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets + Q&A: June 8 // 21:15 // PBS American Showroom 3
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets: June 10 // 18:15 ITN Source Showroom 4
Dreamcatcher + Q&A : June 8 // 18:15 // Odeon Screen 8
Dreamcatcher: June 10 // 18:00 // PBS America Showroom 3
Chameleon + Q&A: June 9 // 13:15 // Odeon Screen 8
For the full festival schedule, including special events and filmmaker masterclasses, go HERE.
Dogwoof Global will also be attending MeetMarket, a pitching initiative that matches documentary makers' most innovative project ideas with key UK and international decision makers. We have acquired such titles at Chameleon and Sour Grapes from previous years' Meet Markets. With over 60 projects at the market, we have a full day of meetings ahead of us and look forward to hearing this year's best pitches!