GSCA Achievement Awards

The Giant Screen Cinema Association presented awards the evening of Wednesday, September 28, at the GSCA 2022 International Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during a ceremony held at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater. MAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala, presented the IMAX Hall of Fame Award, which goes to a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old and is selected by vote of the IMAX theater network.

Wings Over Water

Best Film-Short Subject (tie)
Best Film for Lifelong Learning
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects

Amber Hawtin (SK Films), Susan Todd (Archipelago Films), Brian Eimer (ImagesInSound), Wendy MacKeigan (SK Films), Tyler Mifflin (SK Films), Alex Mifflin (SK Films). Wings Over Water is directed by Andrew Young, produced by Dorsey Pictures, and distributed by SK Films. Cinematography by Andrew Young, Michael Male, and Neil Rettig. Sound design by Brian Eimer. Visual effects by Switch VFX, Machineyes, Mechanism Digital Inc., Post Café, and VFX Study.


Best Film-Short Subject (tie)

Michael Daut (K2 Studios), Mark Kresser (K2 Studios), David Gross (Definition Films), Paul Phelan (Definition Films), Cam Batten (Definition Films), Alan Williams (Silverscreen Music). Serengeti is directed by Michael Dalton, produced by David Gross, distributed by K2 Studios.

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness

Best Film-Short Subject (tie)

John Wickstrom (Cosmic Picture), Antonietta Monteleone (Cosmic Picture), Myles Connolly (360-Media), Aileen Robertson (Cosmic Picture). The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness is directed by Myles Connolly and Florian Schulz, produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, distributed by Cosmic Picture.


Best Original Score

Meghan, Shaun, and Greg MacGillivray. Score composed by Brian Byrne. Ireland is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Top Gun: Maverick: The IMAX Experience

Best Film-Feature Length

David and Patricia Keighley (IMAX). Top Gun: Maverick: The IMAX Experience is directed by Joseph Kosinski; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Christopher McQuarrie; distributed by Paramount Pictures.

SK Films

Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor, Wings Over Water

Pictured here is Amber Hawtin

Michael Daut

Big Shoe Award

The Big Shoe recipient is selected by GSCA staff to recognize exemplary volunteers. Pictured here is Michael Daut with GSCA staff Tammy Barrett and Kelly Germain.

Maximum Image Awards, Presented by IMAX

Born To Be Wild

IMAX Hall of Fame Award

David Keighley, Colin Smyth, Gina Glen, Jason Swanson, and Patricia Keighley of IMAX Corporation. During the GSCA awards ceremony, IMAX Corporation presented the Hall of Fame Award, which is voted by the IMAX theater networking and honors a giant screen film that is at least 10 years old. This year’s winner was Born To Be Wild, directed by David Lickley, produced by IMAX Filmed Entertainment, and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros.