Thursday, November 30, 2023

Notice of upcoming GSCA conference deadlines

New Film Submissions

Due Friday, June 8

This Friday, June 8, is the last day producers and distributors can submit new films to screen at the Tennessee Aquarium in IMAX digital laser and McWane Science Center in either 15/70 or digital. You’ll find the submission details and form here.

Film in Production, Project in Development, and Trailer Submissions

Due Friday, June 22

June 22 is the last day producers and distributors can submit films in production, projects in development, and trailers.  You’ll find the submission details and form here.

Marketing and Education Award Submissions

Due Friday, July 13

Showcase your team’s hard work by submitting a marketing campaign or education program for consideration in the GSCA Achievement Awards. Submissions are featured in our marketing librarylifelong learning success stories, and may be featured in a future webinar. Educational programs and marketing campaigns must have been initiated between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018.

Marketing and Education Categories

Click award titles for more info and submission forms.

Best Film Launch by a Theater is given for the best launch of an individual giant screen film by a theater

Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor is given for the best marketing campaign designed and produced by the film distributor to accompany the launch of a giant screen film

Best Theater Marketing Campaign is given for the best campaign to open a new theater, reopen a theater after a renovation or conversion, rebrand a theater, or a new campaign to market an existing theater

Best Educational Program is given for the program which best represents the development and presentation of a complete educational experience using giant screen film, exhibits, educational materials, and other media or materials

All the awards information is available here.

Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations

Due Friday, July 13

Nominated by GSCA members, the Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes industry contributions of lasting impact which

best advance the giant screen industry

enhance the immersive cinema experience and/or promote lifelong learning through the giant screen experience

inspire audiences and the industry

Achievements in all aspects of the industry will be considered. You’ll find all the criteria and nomination process here.

Conference Program Ad Space

Closes Monday, July 16

There’s still advertising space available in the conference program. Click here for details, or contact Kelly Germain at [email protected].

Early Registration

Ends Friday, July 20

Register by the early deadline and save! And GSCA corporate members, if you register for an All Events Pass by July 20, get a half-price registration for one first-time attendee from your organization. You’ll find registration information here.

Chattanooga and Birmingham Hotels

Make Reservation by August 29

Reservations at the GSCA conference hotels must be booked by August 29 to qualify for the GSCA event rate; however, the event rate is subject to room availability, so we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. You’ll find more info here.

Trade Show Booths

Must be reserved by July 16 to guarantee listing in the conference program

Reserve your booth for the GSCA trade show, held Sunday, September 23, during the GSCA conference. Details and the floor plan are available here. Contact Tammy Seldon at [email protected] for more information and to secure your booth reservation.


Must be reserved by July 16 to guarantee listing in the conference program

There are lots of opportunities to connect with conference attendees via sponsorship. Further details available here. To discuss sponsorship options, contact Tammy Seldon at [email protected].

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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