UK documentary distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK and Irish distribution rights to Kirsten Johnson’s award-winning Cameraperson.
The 102-minute documentary, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, finds the cinematographer turning the lens on herself and her work over the years for such directors as Laura Poitras and Michael Moore.
The agreement was negotiated between Dogwoof’s Oli Harbottle and CAT&Docs.
Dogwoof will release to UK and Irish audiences in quarter one 2017.
Since its debut at Sundance, Cameraperson has screened at True/False, SXSW, Full Frame and Sheffield Doc/Fest where it picked up the Grand Jury Award.
“Cameraperson is a wonderfully inventive insight into one filmmaker’s personal journey which simultaneously manages to raise numerous questions about the role and responsibility of documentary as a whole,” said Harbottle in a statement. “The film is rightly getting a lot of attention and praise and is the perfect way to kick off our 2017 release slate.”