Britdoc, a new international feature documentary festivalbeing launched by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, hasannounced the 20 films in its two feature competition sections.
The British competition willfeature Ben Hopkins' 37 Uses for a DeadSheep, Rex Bloomstein's KZ, Marc & Nick Francis' BlackGold, Stevan Riley's Blue Blood, Xiaolu Guo'sHow is Your Fish Today', Chris Petit's UnrequitedLove, Hazel Chandler's Kimmie, Dollan Cannell's638 Ways to Kill Castro, Milivoj Ilic's Guca, Simon Ardizzone's Hacked (Votergate).
The internationalcompetition will include Doug Block's 51Birch Street, Ashim Ahluwalia'sJohn and Jane, Greg Hamilton's Mystic Ball, Eric Steel's The Bridge, Erwin Wagenhofer'sWe Feed The World, Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer's Darkon, PelinEsmer's ThePlay, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert's A Lion In The House, Adan Aliaga's MyGrandmother's House, and Deborah Scranton's The War Tapes.
The shorts competition is comprisedof Laura Martin-Robinson's The Dead LetterDetectives, Alice Nelson's A Map With Gaps, Joseph Bull & Luke Seomore'sLost And Found: Jim Lee, Pinny Grylls' Mr And Mrs Smith, Mark Craig's Talk To Me, Alexander Smith, Samir Guessous, Tim Stirzaker & Joseph Oppenheimer's Checkpoint, Matthew Killip's Master Of Reality, and Steven Sander's A Tale Of Two Swimmers.
Jurors for the variouscompetition strands include Radiohead's ColinGreenwood, writer/director Jon Ronson, Warp Xmanaging director Robin Gutch, Women Make Moviesexecutive director
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Special screenings willinclude Alexandra Lipsitz's Air Guitar Nation, Carol Strong's Sunday Driver, Richard Leacock, JamesLipscomb, DA Pennebaker & Hope Ryden's Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment.
The Foundation's screeningswill be Arthur & Luther Jones' AFarewell Song, Phil Grabsky & David Bickstaff's Half Life- A Journey to Chernobyl, Peter Mann's Sargy Mann, Anne-Claire Pilley'sSpecky, andMark Boulos' TheWord Was God.
In addition to screenings, Britdoc is also hosting a number of masterclasses,workshops, panels, a pitching forum, networking events, and more.
The festival (July 26-28 in