Nokia has come on board as a principal sponsor ofBritdoc, the UK's new international documentary festival. The event isscheduled for July 26-28 in Oxford.
The festival has announced a documentary featurepitching forum, presented by Channel 4 offshoot More4, for UK film-makers topitch a panel of commissioners and funders.
The panel will include HBO's Nancy Abraham, SundanceInstitute's Shannon Kelley, ITVS's Claire Aguilar, Arte France's Christoph Jorgand SBS Australia's Mark Atkin. Twelve film-makers will pitch and Super SizeMe director Morgan Spurlock will moderate the session.Pitching applications can be made through June 30 online atwww.britdoc.org/festival.
Sponsor Nokia will co-host a masterclass on newplatforms anda will also make festival content available on Bluetooth.
The principal founding sponsor is More4 and thefounding sponsors are AP Archive, Discovering Channel and ITN Archive.
In addition to screenings, the festival's eventsinclude a masterclass with Albert Maysles,