Amazon Adventure wins big at the Giant Screen Industry Awards

Discovery Place Science

Amazon Adventure recently took home five prestigious achievement awards at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) 2017 conference. The GSCA is the global association of IMAX® and other Giant Screen industry exhibitors, producers, distributors and suppliers. The film won:

  • Best Film 
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Film for Lifelong Learning

“We are very proud to share these achievements with our talented and passionate team at all levels of development, production, distribution and exhibition,” said Jonathan Barker, CEO of SK Films. “We are honored by the opportunity to entertain and engage audiences - especially young people - with the fascinating world of mimcry in the biodiverse Amazon and to bring Bates’ adventure story and his important scientific discoveries to the Giant Screen.” 

Amazon Adventure tells – on the immersive IMAX screen - the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s. Bates is largely unknown, yet he provided the specimen proof to Darwin for the greatest explanation of the development of life on earth. The award-winning film is now showing at Discovery Place Science in the IMAX Dome Theatre.

“It has been a great privilege and a wonderful experience to work with SK Films and the dedicated Amazon Adventure team on bringing this very important and inspiring story to audiences all over the world,” said Sean B. Carroll, executive producer of the film and VP of Science Education for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “It is very gratifying to see their tireless commitment to making the highest quality films recognized."

In addition to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, these awards are also shared between the film’s producers-SK Films (Canada), Picture Projects (UK), Aventuras Produções (Brazil) as well as the film’s other major supporters, including the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Foundation and the Pacific Science Center, as well as Foxconn Brasil and Vale.

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