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After two-year hiatus, GSCA presents its Film Awards, spanning from 2020 to 2022

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) announced the winners of its Film Awards, recognizing excellence in giant screen filmmaking. The awards were presented the evening of Wednesday, September 28, at the GSCA 2022 International Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during a ceremony held at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater. As the first in-person GSCA International Conference since September 2019, awards were presented for films released in 2022 as well as for each year the conference was not held during the pandemic. Eligible films are submitted by GSCA member distributors and voted on by GSCA member organizations. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala, presented the IMAX Hall of Fame Award, which goes to a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old and is selected by vote of the IMAX theater network.

The following awards were presented by GSCA:

Best Film-Short Subject 2020 (tie)
Dinosaurs Of Antarctica
Directed by David Clark, produced and distributed by Giant Screen Films

Ancient Caves
Directed by Jonathan Bird, produced by Oceanic Research Group, distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Best Film-Short Subject 2021
Antarctica
Directed by Fredi Devas, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, distributed by SK Films

Best Film-Short Subject 2022 (3-way tie)
Wings Over Water
Directed by Andrew Young, produced by Dorsey Pictures, distributed by SK Films

Serengeti
Directed by Michael Dalton Smith, produced by David Gross, distributed by K2 Studios

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness
Directed by Myles Connolly and Florian Schulz, produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, distributed by Cosmic Picture

Best Film-Feature Length 2021
Tenet: The IMAX Experience
Directed by Christopher Nolan, produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, distributed by Warner Bros.

Best Film-Feature Length 2022
Top Gun: Maverick: The IMAX Experience
Directed by Joseph Kosinski; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Christopher McQuarrie; distributed by Paramount Pictures

Best Film for Lifelong Learning 2020
Ancient Caves
Directed by Jonathan Bird, produced by Oceanic Research Group, distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Best Film for Lifelong Learning 2021
Antarctica
Directed by Fredi Devas, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, distributed by SK Films

Best Film for Lifelong Learning 2022
Wings Over Water
Directed by Andrew Young, produced by Dorsey Pictures, distributed by SK Films

Best Cinematography 2020
Ancient Caves
Cinematography by Jonathan Bird, Tim Geers, Zach Peterson, Brad Ohlund, and Rob Walker; directed by Jonathan Bird; produced by Oceanic Research Group; distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Best Cinematography 2021
Antarctica
Cinematography by Alexander Vail, Hugh Miller, John Aitchison, Rolf Steinmann, Mark MacEwen, John Brown, Bertie Gregory, Pete McCowen, Ted Giffords, Dan Beecham, Espen Rekdal, and Justin Hoffman; produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit; distributed by SK Films

Best Cinematography 2022
Wings Over Water
Cinematography by Andrew Young, Michael Male, and Neil Rettig; produced by Dorsey Pictures; distributed by SK Films

Best Sound Design 2020
Apollo 11: Quarantine
Sound design by Eric Milano and Brian Eimer, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, produced by Statement Pictures, distributed by Neon

Best Sound Design 2021
Antarctica
Sound design by Tim Owens, Kate Hopkins, and Jonny Crew; produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit; distributed by SK Films

Best Sound Design 2022
Wings Over Water
Sound design by Brian Eimer, produced by Dorsey Pictures, distributed by SK Films

Best Original Score 2020
Into America’s Wild
Composed by H. Scott Salinas, produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Best Original Score 2021
Antarctica
Composed by Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, distributed by SK Films

Best Original Score 2022
Ireland
Composed by Brian Byrne, produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films

Best Visual Effects 2020
Dinosaurs Of Antarctica
Visual effects by BUF, produced and distributed by Giant Screen Films

Best Visual Effects 2021
Antarctica
VFX by Onsight LTD, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, distributed by SK Films

Best Visual Effects 2022
Wings Over Water
Visual effects by Switch VFX, Machineyes, Mechanism Digital Inc., Post Café, and VFX Study; produced by Dorsey Pictures; distributed by SK Films

Big Shoe
Michael Daut
The Big Shoe is selected by GSCA staff to recognize exemplary volunteers. Michael Daut is the principal of Michael Daut Productions and Producer and Distribution Representative for K2 Studios.

IMAX Hall of Fame
During the GSCA awards ceremony, IMAX Corporation also presented the Hall of Fame Award, which is voted by the IMAX theater networking and honors a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old. This year’s winner was Born To Be Wild, directed by David Lickley, produced by IMAX Filmed Entertainment, and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros.

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) hosted its annual International Conference on September 28-30, 2022, at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater. Dome Day is October 1 at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The GSCA conference is the premier gathering of educational giant screen and immersive cinema professionals and features film screenings, professional development sessions, technical session, trade show, and the annual GSCA Achievement Awards. Attendees include filmmakers and film distributors, museums and science centers, manufacturers, and other industry providers.

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