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Tribeca Film Festival award winners

The Tribeca Film Festival has awarded Racing Dreams with the title of best documentary feature. Director Marshall Curry's film focused on the go-kart track and received a $25,000 cash prize. Defamation got a nod with a special jury mention and was directed by Yoav Shamir. Best new documentary filmmaker went to Ian Olds for Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi; best New York documentary went to Partly Private from Danae Elon and finally, best documentary short went to Matthew Faust's home.
May 4, 2009

The Tribeca Film Festival has awarded Racing Dreams with the title of best documentary feature. Director Marshall Curry’s film focused on the go-kart track and received a $25,000 cash prize. Yoav Shamir’s Defamation got a nod with a special jury mention. Best new documentary filmmaker went to Ian Olds for Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi; best New York documentary went to Partly Private from Danae Elon and finally, best documentary short went to Matthew Faust’s home.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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