The GSCA 2009 Achievement Awards were presented at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum during the GSCA International Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 21, 2009. IMAX Corporation also presented awards that evening. Congratulations to the following award recipients.
Photos by Tim Sassoon for GSCA © 2009.
Best Film Produced Exclusively for the Giant Screen
Best Film for Learning
Best Original Score
Van Gogh: Brush with Genius
Produced by Camera Lucida Productions, Les Productions de la Géode, and Ouille Productions. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
Pictured here Greg MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films), Laurent Dondey (CEO, La Géode), Van Gogh director Francois Bertrand (Camera Lucida Productions), and Bob Harman (Director of Distribution, MacGillivray Freeman Films). The film score was composed by Armand Amar.
Best Film Produced Non-Exclusively for the Giant Screen
The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience
Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy.
Pictured here are David Keighley (Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation and President, DKP 70MM Inc.), Greg Foster (Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment, IMAX Corporation), and Cary Silvera (Warner Bros. Distribution).
Best Sound Design
Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta
Produced by Cosmic Picture and SK Films Inc. Distributed by SK Films Inc.
Pictured here is Jonathan Barker (President and CEO, SK Films Inc.) accepting the award on behalf of sound designer Peter Thillaye and the entire sound team for Journey to Mecca.
Under the Sea 3D
Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Corporation, and Howard Hall Productions. Distributed by IMAX Corporation.
Pictured here Howard and Michele Hall.
Best Film Launch by a Theater
Krungsri IMAX Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand, for their launch of Wild Ocean
Pictured here from the Krungsri IMAX Theatre are Narute Jiensnong (Marketing Manager) and Jim Patterson (General Manager). Read about their award-winning marketing campaign here.
Best Marketing by a Distributor
IMAX Corporation for its launch of Under the Sea 3D
Pictured here is Bernie Gaw, Manager of Film Marketing at IMAX Corporation. Read about their award-winning marketing campaign here.
Best Theater Launch
Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada for the launch of their 3D theater
Pictured here from Science North are Patricia Clizia (Business Operations and Service Manager); Jim Marchbank (CEO); and Stephanie Deschenes (Marketing Manager). Read about their award-winning launch here.
Big Idea Award
Montreal Science Center for their unique ideas marketing U2 3D
Pictured here is Julie LaRoche, Montreal Science Center's Director of Sales, Business and Entertainment
Big Shoe Award
Doug Jackson, Vice President, Technical Services, MediaMerge
The Big Shoe Award winner is chosen by GSCA staff to recognize a member who exemplifies the qualities of a volunteer during the previous year.
IMAX Corporation Awards
Best IMAX Booth Award
Chrysler IMAX Dome Theater, Detroit Science Center
Detroit, Michigan, US
Fred Huebener (middle), Senior Manager of Theaters at the Detroit Science Center, accepts the award from David Keighley (Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation and President, DKP 70MM Inc.) and Richard Mohabir (Vice President, Technical Services, IMAX Corporation).
Best IMAX Booth Award
Regal IMAX Theatre, Regal Mall of Georgia 20
Buford, Georgia, US
Ken Foreman, (middle), Director of Distributor Relations, Regal Entertainment Group, accepts the award from David Keighley (Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation and President, DKP 70MM Inc.) and Richard Mohabir (Vice President, Technical Services, IMAX Corporation).
Hall of Fame Award
Produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films
Producer/director Greg MacGillivray accepts the award from David Keighley (Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation and President, DKP 70MM Inc.)