Brit feature docufest set for July bow

Spurlock and Broomfield to teach master classes

LONDON — Documeisters Morgan Spurlock and Nick Broomfield will teach master classes at Britdoc 2006, the U.K.’s first film fest dedicated to feature-length documentaries, when it launches this summer at Oxford U.’s Keble College.

Britdoc, presented July 26-28 by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, aims to bring filmmakers together to facilitate international co-productions, generate ideas and share knowledge with the overall aim of stimulating the feature docu market in the U.K.

The two competition strands will feature British and international docs, respectively.

Already lined up for the competish are Rex Bloomstein’s “KZ” and Nick and Marc Francis’ “Black Gold” in the Brit section and Doug Block’s “51 Birch Street” and “Darkon,” from Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel, in the international strand.

Event will include master classes and a pitching forum organized in collaboration with the Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Fest is currently accepting shorts submissions.

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