Dogwoof Pictures

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Dogwoof Pictures
Industry Motion pictures, television
Founded London, United Kingdom (2004)
Headquarters London
Key people
Andy Whittaker (co-founder)
Anna Godas (co-founder)
Oli Harbottle (release manager)
Products Dogwoof
Dogwoof Indie
Dogwoof Digital
Dogwoof Pictures
Raindance Film Festival
Number of employees

Dogwoof Pictures is a film-distribution company based in the United Kingdom.


Dogwoof was founded in 2004 by Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas, and originally concentrated on foreign films, including such titles as Don’t Move, Fateless, El Lobo, and Esma’s Secret.[1] They recently began to distribute documentaries such as Black Gold, Crude Awakening, and The Devil Came On Horseback.[1]

In July 2005, the company experimented by distributing James Erskine's EMR simultaneously in cinemas, on the internet through Tiscali (ISP), and on DVD through its Home Entertainment division. The move was notable since most films are released through different distribution channels on a staggered schedule, giving each channel an exclusive release window. Exhibitors were especially wary, as many feared that they would eventually lose their exclusive release windows for more mainstream films.[2]

In 2005 Dogwoof launched the UK Digital Screen Network DSN at the Curzon Soho cinema. Political thriller King's Game was shown from a digital print as opposed to 35mm at the Curzon Soho cinema in London at a commercial matinee performance. The cinema installed the digital projector as part of the Phase 1 roll-out of the UK Film Council Digital Screen Network.[1]

In 2009 Dogwoof distributed the documentary The Age of Stupid,[3] The End of the Line, Burma VJ, We Live in Public and Afghan Star.

In 2010 Dogwoof announced a deal with technology company Cisco to build social media websites using the Cisco Eos platform for each film release. Dogwoof was the first European customer for Cisco Eos.[4] The first website launched was Good with Film.[5]

Dogwoof also distributes documentaries on social issues (e.g. Dirty Oil, Food, Inc. and Burma VJ).[6]

In 2011 Dogwoof launched Dogwoof Global, the international sales arm of Dogwoof Ltd. representing films like Blackfish, Cartel Land, Dior and I and Weiner.

Dogwoof has distributed several award-winning films including The Act of Killing which won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

Film distribution[edit]

Dogwoof has distributed many films including:[citation needed]


The Daily Telegraph writes that "London-based film-distribution company Dogwoof has carved out an impressive reputation for itself as a purveyor of timely and incisive social-issues documentaries".[6]


  1. ^ a b c Chase, Nikki (December 2008). "Talking to Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof Pictures". Independent-Magazine. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dogwoof launching 'EMR' in three mediums". The Hollywood Reporter. 28 June 2005. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Age Of Stupid". British Films Catalogue. Retrieved 18 April 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Kemp, Stuart (16 March 2010). "U.K.'s Dogwoof teams with CISCO for growth". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dogwoof внедряет социально-развлекательную платформу Cisco Eos в поддержку своего растущего онлайнового сообщества" (in Russian). CNews. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Sandhu, Sukhdev (15 April 2010). "Bananas!*, review". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d Afan, Emily Claire (19 November 2010). "Dogwoof acquires NFB docs". Playback. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  8. ^*Crude awakening (2008)
  9. ^ "Just Do It - UK release date & Synopsis". Retrieved 5 Nov 2011. 

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