The GSCA 2011 Achievement Awards were presented at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theater on September 21, 2011, during the GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in Austin, Texas. IMAX Corporation also presented awards that evening. Congratulations to the following award recipients.
Photos by James Hyder. © 2011 by Cinergetics, LLC.
Best Film Produced for the Giant Screen
Best Film for Lifelong Learning
Best Original Score
Born to be Wild
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures
Pictured here are David Lickley, director; Drew Fellman, producer; Diane Roberts, supervising line producer; David Douglas, director of photography. [Not pictured is Mark Mothersbaugh, composer.]
Best Film Produced Non-Exclusively for the Giant Screen
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
National Geographic Entertainment and Atlantic Films
Pictured here from National Geographic Entertainment are John Wickstrom, Antonietta Monteleone, Mark Katz, Nikki Lowry, Nell Constantinople, Stephanie Montgomery.
Best Sound Design
Graphic Films and Giant Screen Films
Mike McDonough, Sound Designer; Michael McDonough and Tamara Johnson, Re-Recording Mixers; Tim Archer and Fernando Apodaca, Location Sound Recordists; Blake Marymor, Recordist. Pictured here is Paul Novros, producer and writer, from Graphic Films.
Big Idea Award
Dongguan Science Center for the GSCA Asia Film Expo
John Lewis, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Awarded to a member who exemplifies the qualities of a GSCA volunteer.
Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures for Born to be Wild
Pictured here is Allison Tanita, Coordinator, Field Marketing, IMAX Corporation
Best Educational Program
Science Center Singapore for its Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World Movie Program
Best Film Launch by a Theater (three-way tie)
Omniversum, Tornado Alley
Pictured here are Anine van den Hurk and Alexandra van der Zee from Omniversum
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Tornado Alley
Pictured here is Jeffrey Kirsch, Executive Director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
IMAX Melbourne Museum, Born to be Wild
Pictured here is Richard Morrison, General Manager of the IMAX Melbourne Museum
The GSCA film awards are determined by a vote of GSCA members, and marketing awards are determined by a jury of industry marketing experts and past award winners.
IMAX Maximum Image Awards
IMAX Corporation also presented its Maximum Image Awards at the GSCA event.
Hall of Fame Award (tie)
The Hall of Fame award honors a film that is at least 10 years old and is voted on by the IMAX theater network.
Mysteries of Egypt
A coproduction of National Geographic, Destination Cinema, NOVA/WGBH, Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), and Canadian Museum of Civilization
Pictured here are John Wickstrom, Richard James; executive producer, Ed Capelle, executive producer; and Mark Katz.
Produced by The Stephen Low Company for IMAX Corporation
Pictured here is Mark Poirier, The Stephen Low Company.
Best Booth, Digital Theater
Pathé IMAX, Eindhoven in The Netherlands
Best Booth, Film Theater
Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida
Pictured here is Fred Geiger, Director of IMAX Operations at the Naval Aviation Museum.