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: