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SXSW ’14: “The Great Invisible” triumphs in Texas

Margaret Brown's The Great Invisible (pictured), which examines the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scooped the Grand Jury prize in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW Film, where Vessel and Print the Legend featured among the other doc winners.
March 12, 2014

Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible (pictured), which examines the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scooped the Grand Jury prize in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW Film in Austin, Texas last night (March 11).

Brown, who also directed the Peabody Award-winning documentary The Order of Myths, was previously named as a realscreen Doc Hot Shot in 2012.

Elsewhere at the Austin festival, Diana Whitten’s abortion doc Vessel was honored with Special Jury Recognition for Political Courage, while Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel’s 3D printing doc Print the Legend was given Special Jury Recognition for Editing & Storytelling.

In the Short Film Jury Awards, the prize for best short doc went to Jeff Dupre’s Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace.

Finally, this year’s Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship was presented to Colin Nusbaum (The Sheik and I, Born to Fly).

Check out a clip from The Great Invisible below:

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About The Author
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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