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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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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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