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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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