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Theatrical Exposure Worldwide Is Crucial
To The Growth Of The Documentary Genre
NonStop Entertainment Acquires Nordic& Baltic
Rights To Matthew Heineman's City Of Ghosts

City Of Ghosts acquired by NonStop Entertainment

Festival exposure at film festivals is and has been invaluable to the growth of the documentary genre fuelling the public's appetite to see more – companies like NonStop Entertainment in different territories with divisions skewed to release documentaries by investing in a theatrical release. This crucial investment further underlines the growth for the genre among consumers of content worldwide, trickling down to the desire to view documentaries on all the available platforms.

During the recent Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX) NonStop Entertainment acquired Nordic and Baltic rights for City Of Ghosts, the critically acclaimed documentary, which screened in competition and follows the activists of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) – a group of journalists reporting from within Islamic State controlled Syria. Director Matthew Heineman and two RBSS journalists were in Copenhagen to support the film at the festival.

Additional doc acquisitions recently secured by NonStop Entertainment include Black Lives Matter docu Whose Streets, Sundance winner Dina and The Worker's Cup about the migrant worker's building Qatar's World Cup Stadium. City of Ghosts chronicles the rise of ISIS, while documenting the courage of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a group of citizen journalists who risk their lives to bring footage of terrorist atrocities in Syria to the wider world. The film is the follow-up to director Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land, about the Mexican drug wars, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. NonStop Entertainment will distribute the film in Scandinavia and the Baltics, with Miracle Films partnering on Danish distribution. The Theatrical premiere is scheduled for early in the fall, after Amazon Studios releases the film theatrically in the US on July 14.

I Am Not Your Negro distributed by NonStop Entertainment

NonStop Entertainment's recent documentary acquisitions also include Devil's Freedom - From Films Boutique. For Scandinavia and the Baltics. Dries - From Dogwoof. For Scandinavia and the Baltics, the documentary offerings an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of Dries van Noten – a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization.

Score: A Film Music Documentary - From Cinetic Media. For Scandinavia and the Baltics Score brings Hollywood's premier composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most widely known music genre: the film score. Starring Hans Zimmer, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman, John Williams, among others. Whose Streets - From Submarine. For Scandinavia, the Baltics and Benelux, filmed by Black Lives Matter activists, the documentary is a rare view from the epicentre of recent news events in the USA, simultaneously depicting a love story between two activists.

The Worker's Cup - From Autlook. For Scandinavia and the Baltics. Inside Qatar's labor camps, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own. A soccer documentary about the modern day global labour market. 78/52 - From Dogwoof. For Scandinavia and the Baltics.

About NonStop Entertainment

NonStop Entertainment is a leading distributor of quality film, and has since it launched in 1998 widened the concept of independent cinema and develop new forms for distribution of film in the Nordic and Baltic region. NonStop Entertainment is the proud Scandinavian distributor of modern classics like Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words, The Wrestler, This is England, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Searching for Sugar Man, Requiem for a Dream, Gomorra, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Leviathan, Winter's Bone, Moonrise Kingdom, Magic Mike and Mommy. Under the sublabel NonStop Dox, NonStop Entertainment launches some of the best documentaries available in the world; recent examples include Weiner, Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict, Life animated, September Issue, Bill Cunningham – New York and The Cove. Under the label NonStop Darkness, the company distributes original genre cinema, including It Follows, Babadook, Greasy Strangler, The Guest, Baskin and The Girl With All The Gifts. In 2016 NonStop Entertainment launched its classic label NonStop Timeless, reintroducing gems like The Dictator, Three Colors, Querelle, Orlando and Modern Times in cinemas.


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