Britain’s Channel 4 and BRITDOC Team up for Three Minute Competition

Britain's Channel 4 and BRITDOC Team up for Three Minute Competition

The U.K.’s Channel 4, ITN and BRITDOC have teamed up to create a new documentary competition for emerging filmmakers, with winning entries broadcast on Channel 4 and screened at the inaugural Britdoc 2006 documentary festival. ITN is offering free use of its archive, which contains over 700,000 hours of footage dating back from 1896 to the present day. Interested filmmakers must prepare a pitch for a three minute documentary on the theme ‘The Bicycle,’ using inspiration from the archives. The four best ideas will be commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast in its “3 Minute Wonder” slot. The filmmakers will also be invited as guests to the first BRITDOC festival (July 26-28th) where the films will be screened. The competition begins February 24th (no entries accepted prior). For more information, visit the BRITDOC website. [Brian Brooks]

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