"Fuck For Forest" at Sheffield

On June 13, Fuck For Forest by Michał Marczak will screen at the 19th Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Film Festival.

Fuck For Forest

Danny, a young Norwegian man, has always had difficulties with his surroundings. He keeps trying to find a place for himself. While in Berlin, he meets the ‘Fuck for Forest’ group who are raising funds for saving the environment by selling home video porn films online. ‘Fuck for Forest’ manages to raise a total of 420,000 euros and travels to the Amazon in order to buy land and give it to Native Americans for free. Once they arrive, they come across some unexpected circumstances.

A Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Fuck For Forest, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has won the award for Best Documentary Film at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival, and was nominated for the ‘Eagle’ Polish Film Awards. To date, Fuck For Forest has screened in Rotterdam, Helsinki and Austin, among other festivals. The film was also one of the projects presented within the framework of the first edition of Docs to go! – a presentation of Polish films in post-production, organized as a joint initiative of the Polish Film Institute and the Krakow Film Festival. Fuck For Forest was released in Polish cinemas on November 23, 2012. The film’s Polish distributor is Against Gravity, while world sales are handled by Dogwoof.

Sheffield Doc/Fest

As stated on the Polish Docs website, “Sheffield Doc/Fest is a significant event on the map of European film festivals, featuring not only screenings of documentary films from around the world, but also Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, and the ‘MeetMarket’ pitching session.” This highly acclaimed event in the world of documentary filmmaking takes place in Sheffield in the United Kingdom. This year’s edition runs from June 12 through June 16.


Further details about Sheffield Doc/Fest are available at www.sheffdocfest.com.


Marta Sikorska


Translated by Karolina Kołtun