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GSCA Announces Winners of Annual Film awards

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The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) has announced the winners of its annual film awards. Winners in each category and each film’s distributor (or GSCA member partner) are listed below.

Best Film Produced Exclusively for Giant Screen Theaters  
 SeaMonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, National Geographic
 Best Film Produced Non-exclusively for the Giant Screen  
U23D, National Geographic
 Best Cinematography   
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, MacGillivray Freeman Films    
 Best Sound Design
Wild Ocean, Giant Screen Films
Best Original Score
Wild Ocean, Giant Screen Films      
 Best Film for Learning   
 SeaMonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, National Geographic
Big Idea
 SeaMonsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, National Geographic
Special Achievement in Film for their work on the opening title sequence in Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
Tim Sassoon, Sassoon Film Design
Alan Markowitz, Visceral Image Productions

Member organizations vote for the awards, which were announced at the GSCA’s International Conference and Trade Show Awards Gala on September 12, 2008, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Also presented at the gala were the GSCA marketing awards, which were announced in July, and two IMAX Corporation awards. GSCA marketing awards presented at the gala are listed below.

Best Film Launch by a Theater
Museum of Science, Boston for its launch of The Alps
Best Marketing by a Distributor
MacGillivray Freeman Films for Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
Best Theater Launch
Myrtle Beach IMAX Theatre, South Carolina

In addition, the GSCA gives the BIG SHOE Award to members of the association who exemplify the qualities of a volunteer during the previous year. This year’s winners from Giant Screen Films – Tina Ratterman and Andy Wood.

IMAX Corporation presented the Best Booth Award to the National Geographic IMAX Theatre at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia, and the IMAX Hall of Fame Award was presented to Into the Deep.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in St. Louis, MO, the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) boasts membership of more than 300 corporations, institutions and individuals from 26 countries engaged in the production, distribution, and exhibition of giant screen film experiences.
Visit: giantscreencinema.com

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