FNE at Warsaw FF 2012: Dogwoof Picks up Marczak Documentary

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    WARSAW: A controversial Polish-German documentary about fighting for the environment with erotic films will receive broad distribution in the UK, Germany and Poland.

    Fuck for Forest, a full length début film from Michał Marczak, is screening in the Documentary Competition of the Warsaw Film Fest (www.wff.pl). The film was picked up by international sales company Dogwoof (www.dogwoof.com), which is also Producer of Global Marketing for the title.

    "In addition to a Polish release the film has already been sold to Germany and the UK for regular distribution," Vesna Cudic from Dogwoof told FNE. "Currently the film is generating a lot of international interest, and we are negotiating further sales contracts that are yet to be confirmed," she added.

    Fuck for Forest focuses on a Norwegian group of environmental activists who raise funds by selling home-made porn films on the internet. Their goal is to get enough money to buy a piece of land in the Amazonian forest and return it to the indigenous people. Marczak followed the FFF in their daily activities and presents all the juxtapositions of their approach to the issue of ecology.

    Marczak is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (www.calarts.edu), the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (www.asp.poznan.pl) and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (www.wajdaschool.pl). He has directed documentaries, music videos and commercials. His film At the Edge of Russia won the Magic Hour Award at the Planete Doc festival (www.planetedocff.pl) in 2010 and the Silver Eye Award at the Jihlava IDFF (www.dokument-festival.com), and was nominated for the Prix Europa (www.prix-europa.de).

    The film is produced by Pokromski Studio (www.pokromskistudio.pl) in coproduction with Kinomaton Berlin (www.kinomaton.de) and Artur Liebhart Against Gravity (www.againstgravity.pl). The Polish distributor is Against Gravity. Distribution in Germany will be handled by Neue Visionen (www.neuevisionen.de). Dogwoof will distribute the film in the UK. The film received financial support from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (www.medienboard.de).