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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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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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