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Martijn Blekendaal wins Media Fund Documentary Award at IDFA

A jury named Martijn Blekendaal and his film plan The Thirteenth Man [De dertiende man] the Media Fund Documentary Award winner at IDFA. Blekendaal wins € 125,000 from the Media Funds - Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund for the best film plan developed in the IDFA Documentary Workshop. The winning film plan centers around three amateur football referees who are looking for dignity and respect. The winning film was chosen from six film plans, developed with workshop mentor, documentary maker John Appel.
November 25, 2009

A jury named Martijn Blekendaal and his film plan The Thirteenth Man [De dertiende man] the Media Fund Documentary Award winner at IDFA. Blekendaal wins € 125,000 from the Media Funds – Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund for the best film plan developed in the IDFA Documentary Workshop. The winning film plan centers around three amateur football referees who are looking for dignity and respect. The winning film was chosen from six film plans, developed with workshop mentor, documentary maker John Appel.

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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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