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IDFA ’13: Dogwoof sends “Dangerous Acts” abroad

Distributor Dogwoof Global has penned theatrical deals for Madeleine Sackler's doc Dangerous Acts (pictured) and Beeban Kidron's film InRealLife, with partners in Canada and Australia respectively.
November 24, 2013

Distributor Dogwoof Global has penned theatrical deals for Madeleine Sackler’s doc Dangerous Acts (pictured) and Beeban Kidron’s film InRealLife, with partners in Canada and Australia respectively.

Kinosmith in Canada has picked up both docs for theatrical, while Vendetta in Australia has picked up InRealLife.

Both films premiered at TIFF in Toronto earlier this year and are currently playing at IDFA in Amsterdam. The sales were brokered by Ana Vicente, Dogwoof Global’s head of theatrical sales, with Kinosmith president Robin Smith and Jill McNab of Vendetta Films.

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus offers an up-close and personal account of the dissident theatre group The Belarus Free Theatre, and their artistic protest against the Belarus dictatorship. The film was acquired for U.S. TV by HBO Documentary Films.

Dangerous Acts is a very important film and paints a vivid portrait of how art can be used as an act of protest,” said Smith. “We’re thrilled to be working on this film in Canada and excited to bring this potent documentary to an audience hungry for stories where art can be used as a tool in the fight for human rights.”

InRealLife, meanwhile, looks at the effects the Internet is having on young people. “We’re really excited to bring InRealLife to audiences in Australia and New Zealand,” said McNab. “It’s a culturally significant documentary that is both compelling and a little alarming, and a film we think every teen and parent would benefit from watching.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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