Dogwoof has established a first-rate reputation as the go-to company for global distribution of cinema documentaries.  Young, driven, and innovative, Dogwoof was the first company in the world to do a multi-platform release in 2005. Our content ranges from social issue films to broader themes like fashion and music. Dogwoof’s film campaigns are renowned for having significant social impact, as well as commercial success.

Besides its UK theatrical and international sales operations, Dogwoof is progressively increasing its number of executive productions, and co-productions, steering the company towards vertical integration.  Dogwoof has recently closed a film investment fund, which will focus on development & production of feature docs, remake rights, and series.


Dogwoof was founded in 2004 by Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas. The company initially started as a UK theatrical distributor of arthouse fiction, a highly crowded market.

Ahead of the curve, Dogwoof  identified a market opportunity in the distribution of cinema documentaries, and focused solely on this niche, becoming the only theatrical distributor in the world to specialise in this type of content. Early theatrical films include Black Gold, Food Inc, and End the Line, which saw partnerships with Waitrose, The Co-operative and The Skoll Foundation among others.

In 2011, the company expanded beyond its UK theatrical operations by launching an international sales arm. A series of successes including Blackfish put Dogwoof on the map as a major industry player.

In November 2015 Dogwoof launched its first film investment fund, focusing on development & production of feature docs, remake rights, and series, gearing up the company towards vertical integration.


Dogwoof's films include 'Blackfish', 'Cartel Land', 'Dior and I', 'The Look of Silence', 'The Act of Killing', 'The Queen of Versailles', 'Marina Abramovic, the Artsist is Present', 'Cutie and the Boxer', 'Restrepo', 'Dark Days' and many more.

Sundance 2016 titles represented by Dogwoof internationally include 'Jim: the James Foley Story' (Audience Award), 'Weiner' (Grand Jury Prize), 'Life, Animated' (Directing Award), 'Author: The JT Leroy story', Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Richard Linklater-Dream is Destiny, 'Kate Plays Christine' (Special Jury Award for Writing).