The GSCA 2016 Achievement Awards were presented the evening of October 4 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto during the GSCA 2016 International Conference and Trade Show. IMAX Corporation sponsored the evening and also presented its Maximum Image Awards during the ceremony. Congratulations to the following award recipients. All photos by Richard Hoffmann for GSCA unless otherwise noted.
Photo by James Neihouse, ASC
Best Film, Short Subject
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor
National Parks Adventure
Pictured here are Chip Bartlett, Bob Harman, Dona Harman, Lori Rick, Mary Jane Dodge, Jason Paul, Meghan MacGillivray, Shaun MacGillivray, Greg MacGillivray, Barbara MacGillivray, and Shauna Badheka. National Parks Adventure is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Cinematography by Brad Ohlund, Greg MacGillivray, Doug Lavender, Michael Brown, Shaun MacGillivray, Robert Walker, Jason Sturgis, and Nick Savander. Sound design by Andrew DeCristofaro, MPSE; Ken Teaney, CAS; Marshall Garlington; Michael Payne, MPSE. Original score by Steve Wood. Marketing by Lori Rick, Mary Jane Dodge, Shauna Badheka, and Jeff Girard.
Best Film for Lifelong Learning
A Beautiful Planet
Pictured here is Toni Myers. A Beautiful Planet is produced by IMAX Corporation and Toni Myers, and directed by Toni Myers.
Best Visual Effects
Pictured here is Tina Ratterman, BIG & Digital. Space Next is produced by Afterglow Studios, directed by Luke Ployhar, visual effects by Afterglow Studios, and distributed by BIG & Digital.
Best Film, Feature Length
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: An IMAX 3D Experience
Pictured here is Gina Glen, Senior Manager, Film Distribution. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: An IMAX 3D Experience is produced Lucasfilm Ltd. and Bad Robot Productions, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture, and directed by J.J. Abrams.
Best Film Launch by a Theater (tie)
Cincinnati Museum Center, National Parks Adventure
Pictured here is Dave Duszynski, VP of Featured Experiences and OMNIMAX at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The marketing team responsible for the campaign included Jenna Kehrt, Cody Hefner, Maria Dehne, and Dave Duszynski.
Tennessee Aquarium, National Parks Adventure
Pictured here are Gordon Stalans, CFO, and Cindy Todd, Chief Marketing and Branding Officer. The team responsible for the campaign included Cindy Todd, Thom Benson, Jill McCain, Meredith Roberts, Shelby Wade, Karen Estes, Janie Shipley, and Shannon Colbert.
Best Theater Marketing Campaign
Hollywood Megaplex PlusCity, Austria
Pictured here are Mario Hueber and Harald Grabner.
Big Idea Award
The Big Idea Award is given for the most original and effective idea of a single marketing campaign. Marketing campaigns submitted in all categories are considered for this award.
Montreal Science Centre,
Living in the Age of Airplanes
Pictured here are Julie La Roche, Sophie Morin, and Isabelle Biron. Montreal Science Centre was given this award for its resourcefulness in bringing new audiences to the theatre. Having zero budget to promote the film, the marketing team was able to create a successful campaign and film launch by partnering with organizations in the aviation industry.
Big Shoe Award
The Big Shoe award recipients are selected by GSCA staff to recognize exemplary volunteers who are not GSCA board members.
James Neihouse, ASC
Pictured here are GSCA Communications and Membership Director Kelly Germain, James Neihouse, and GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon.
Pictured here are GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon, Cherie Rivers, and GSCA Communications and Membership Director Kelly Germain.
IMAX Post/DKP Inc.
Pictured here are GSCA Communications and Membership Director Kelly Germain, David and Patricia Keighley, and GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon.
IMAX Maximum Image Awards
Hall of Fame Award
The IMAX Hall of Fame Award goes to a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old and is selected by vote of the IMAX theater network.
North of Superior
Pictured here are filmmakers Toni Myers and Graeme Ferguson. Ferguson was producer, director and cinematographer of the film, and Myers was the editor.
Best IMAX Booth
IMAX Melbourne, Melbourne Museum
Pictured here is IMAX Melbourne General Manager Richard Morrison.
Best IMAX Booth
Odeon Wimbledon & IMAX
Pictured here are Deputy Manager Nathan Trickey and General Manager Steve Neil from the ODEON Wimbledon & IMAX.
Chief Quality Officer Award of Distinction
- Bela Webster, Sheffield, England
- Mahmood Arjomand, Dubai and Los Angeles, CA area
- Thanapat Sangwattanarat, Hat Yai, Thailand
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