‘Dream Big’ Honored with Three Top GSCA Achievement Awards Including Best Film of the Year

Dream Big Honored with Three Top GSCA Achievement Awards
Including Best Film of the Year

Laguna Beach, CA, October 5, 2017 — Dream Big: Engineering Our World took home top honors at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s 2017 Achievement Awards, winning three awards for Best Film of the Year, Short Subject, Best Visual Effects and Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor. The film was also honored in connection with the Carnegie Science Center’s award for Best Educational Program for Dream Big.

“We are honored with the GSCA’s recognition of Dream Big and its positive impact on STEM education,” said director Greg MacGillivray. “Parents and teachers are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering, and Dream Big is making these subjects more accessible to kids and inspiring them to dream big for the future. We share these awards with the thousands of volunteer engineers around the world who have helped bring Dream Big to the attention of global audiences.”

Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Dream Big showcases engineering marvels big and small, from the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars, and smart sustainable cities.

In addition to the film’s success in inspiring the next generation of dreamers, the film has been a box office favorite. Over 1 million people have seen the film in giant-screen theatres in the first 6 months since its opening in February.

The film was produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel.

Dream Big is living up to its name,” said ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. “It is unlike anything ASCE and its partners have ever done before. We’re delighted to see the film reaching a new and broader audience, with a global impact.”

Dream Big premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on February 15 and has played in more than 75 museums and science centers in the U.S. and around the world.

About MacGillivray Freeman Films

MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 40 films for IMAX theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for worldwide box office.

About the American Society of Civil Engineers

As a production partner, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been planning, coordinating, and promoting Dream Big and its outreach programs since inception. With 150,000 members in 177 countries, ASCE members engineer the built environment while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

About Bechtel Corporation

Bechtel Corporation is among the most respected engineering, construction and project management companies in the world. Together with their customers, they deliver landmark projects that foster sustainable progress and economic growth. Since 1898, they have completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.

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