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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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