Dutch documentary wins prize

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7 May 2007, THE HAGUE – The Dutch documentary Johan Barthold Jongkind - a Dutchman in Honfleur from director Robin Lutz won the Gold Camera Award for the category history at the 40th annual US International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. The director announced this on Monday.

7 May 2007

THE HAGUE – The Dutch documentary Johan Barthold Jongkind - a Dutchman in Honfleur from director Robin Lutz won the Gold Camera Award for the category history at the 40th annual US International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles. The director announced this on Monday.

The film was chosen from more than 1,200 submissions from 24 countries. The documentary, which received funding from the Prince Bernhard Culture fund, tells the story of Dutch painter Jongkind (1819-1891).

Together with French painter Eugène Boudin Jongkind was a forerunner of French Impressionism. The painter Monet and writers like Emile Zola and Charles Baudelaire were admirers.

Lutz received a prize at the festival last year as well. His short documentary Glas is Leerdam won the award for best educational documentary.

The Gold Camera Awards will be given out in Hollywood on 2 June. Lutz is currently working on a documentary on the old Metropol cinema in The Hague. This film will be in theatres by the end of the year.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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