69 days ago | Variety - Film News
Matt Heineman’s “City of Ghosts” will open in a host of international territories after Dogwoof closed a slew of deals for the acclaimed feature documentary.
Documentary distributor Dogwoof had already sealed an agreement with NonStop for Scandinavia where the film will be release in September. The U.K.-based distributor has now brokered deals in Australia and New Zealand, where it is with Madman, Benelux, where it is with Periscoop, and France, where Films Distribution has it.
In Italy, Koch Media has the factual film, and in Thailand, Documentary Club has taken it.
Amazon picked up the documentary at Sundance this year, where it won the Candescent Award, which is given to a powerful social-issue film.
Considered a strong Academy Award contender, the project followed citizen journalist group “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently,” as its members risked their lives to capture footage of Isis atrocities in Syria.
“City of Ghosts” was directed and produced by Heineman