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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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