The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundationis launching a new UK-based documentary festival, Britdoc, to be held at
The event seeks to bringan international scope to the
Britdoc will host competitions for 12
Programming is ongoingbut features confirmed so far are Hazel Chandler's Kimmie,Nick and Marc Francis' Black Gold, and Rex Bloomstein'sKZ from the
Shortsselections haven't been named yet, although the shorts programme will includethe winning films from the Channel 4 and
Inaddition to industry-oriented screenings, the festival will host outdoorcommunity screenings.
Otherplanned programmes include networking sessions, masterclasses,one-to-one surgeries with documentary experts, and a pitching forum organisedwith the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
Organisershope to attract 400 attendees during the first year. Participants will include film-makers MorganSpurlock and Albert Maysles.
The festival's foundingprincipal sponsors are More4 and Nokia. Screen International is one of the event's media sponsors.
Moredetails are available at the festival website.