GSCA Achievement Awards

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with theaters closed, film productions on hold, and GSCA events being held virtually rather than in person, we did not present the traditional GSCA awards in 2020 or 2021. However, when we reconvened for in-person events, GSCA presented awards for 2020 films during the 2022 Conference in Chattanooga, and awards for 2020 marketing campaigns during the 2023 Conference in Indianapolis. These photos were taken during those respective conferences.

Ancient Caves

Best Film-Short Subject (tie)
Best Film for Lifelong Learning
Best Cinematography

Pictured here are Shaun MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films), Dave Duszynski (Cincinnati Museum Center), Bruce Zimmerman (Sound Productions Music), Jonathan Bird (Oceanic Research Group), Zach Peterson (MacGillivray Freeman Films), and Noah Ramirez (Oceanic Research Group). Ancient Caves is produced by Oceanic Research Group, directed by Jonathan Bird, and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Cinematography by Jonathan Bird, Tim Geers, Zach Peterson, Brad Ohlund, and Rob Walker.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Best Film-Short Subject (tie)
Best Visual Effects

Brian Eimer (ImagesInSound), Don Kempf (Giant Screen Films), Mark Katz (Giant Screen Films), Rob Grzymala (Giant Screen Films), Derek Threinen (Giant Screen Films), Rick Gordon (RPG Productions). Dinosaurs of Antarctica is directed by David Clark, produced and distributed by Giant Screen Films. Visual effects by BUF.

Apollo 11: Quarantine

Best Sound Design

Sound designer Brian Eimer (ImagesInSound). Apollo 11: Quarantine sound design by Eric Milano and Brian Eimer, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, produced by Statement Pictures, distributed by Neon.

Into America’s Wild

Best Original Score

Meghan, Shaun, and Greg MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films). Score composed by H. Scott Salinas. Into America’s Wild is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

MacGillivray Freeman Films
Into America’s Wild

Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor

Pictured here are Amanda Sosa, Patty Collins, Lori Rick, Mary Jane Dodge, and Chip Bartlett