Ancient Caves, Into America’s Wild, and Ireland Take Home Top Honors at the GSCA Film Awards

ANCIENT CAVES takes home top honors at the GSCA Film Awards including Best Film and Best Cinematography. INTO AMERICA’S WILD and IRELAND win Best Original Score

(Laguna Beach, CA—October 7, 2022) MacGillivray Freeman Films and its partners were honored with top awards at the GSCA Film Awards last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee during the annual GSCA 2022 International Conference. ANCIENT CAVESIRELAND and INTO AMERICA’s WILD were recognized with a combined five awards, which the GSCA presented to films released in 2020, 2021 and 2022.  MFF extends a special thank you to all the members of the GSCA for their ongoing support and friendship!

ANCIENT CAVES from filmmaker Jonathan Bird won three of the top film awards:
Best Film, Short Subject
Best Film for Lifelong Learning
Best Cinematography
ANCIENT CAVES is a MacGillivray Freeman Films presentation of an Oceanic Research Group production, produced with support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. The film also won the Intrepid Award at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Visit

(left to right):  Shaun MacGillivray, president of MacGillivray Freeman Films, Dave Duszynksi, VP Featured Experiences, Cincinnati Museum Center (a member of the Giant Dome Theater Consortium), composer Bruce Zimmerman, producer/director/editor/DP Jonathan Bird, cinematographer/editor Zach Peterson and Noah Ramirez. 

INTO AMERICA’S WILD wins Best Original Score

INTO AMERICA’s WILD (2020) was honored with the Best Original Score award for music created by composer H. Scott Salinas. INTO AMERICA’S WILD is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia and United Airlines. The film also won Best Short Film at the Coast Film Festival. Visit

(left to right): Unit production manager Meghan MacGillivray, producer Shaun MacGillivray and director Greg MacGillivray.

IRELAND wins Best Original Score

IRELAND (2022) was honored with the Best Original Score award for music created be composer Brian Byrne. IRELAND is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Tourism Ireland. Visit

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