“National Parks Adventure” Wins Best Film of the Year Award
Documentary also takes home Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Score and Best Marketing Campaign Awards
October 12, 2016, Laguna Beach, CA—"National Parks Adventure" took home top honors at the Giant Screen Cinema Association's Achievement Awards, winning Best Film of 2016 in the Short Subject category. The awards were presented at the GSCA’s annual worldwide conference and trade show, held Oct. 4 to 7 in Toronto.
The film also received achievement awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Original Score, as well as Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor. Additionally, the film was named in connection with the award for Best Film Launch by a Theatre.
“The response to 'National Parks Adventure' has been nothing short of outstanding, and we are honored to receive this recognition by the giant screen industry,” said Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and President of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “The film is inspiring millions of moviegoers to fall in love with the national parks all over again, and to recognize the importance of preserving these untamed wildernesses for generations to come.”
National Parks Adventure Well On Track to Be the Highest Grossing Documentary of the Year
More than 100 exhibitions in 12 countries in seven months has led to the fastest giant screen roll-out of the past five years
After a phenomenal seven months in giant screen theaters, National Parks Adventure has grossed more than $17 million in worldwide tickets sales, making it the highest grossing documentary of 2016 so far this year (September 29, 2016), The film has opened in 101 theaters in 12 countries since it premiered in February, and it continues to play in more than 70 theaters, with new theaters slated to open it soon.
“National Parks Adventure is having a stellar run around the world, and momentum continues to build as we open the film in new markets here at home and abroad,” said producer Shaun MacGillivray. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the audience’s enthusiastic embrace of the film, which is inspiring millions of people to seek out their own experiences in nature’s wild places.”
“The national parks belong to everyone, and they are an essential part of the human spirit,” added director Greg MacGillivray. “We are honored to bring the beauty of the parks to so many people around the world during this Centennial year, and we hope it drives home the importance of protecting these wild places for another 100 years.”
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Told from the perspective of national parks ambassador and world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl, these modern-day explorers visit spectacularly wild and beautiful places—including Yellowstone, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches—revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
National Parks Adventure is produced in association with Brand USA and presented globally by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America with promotional support from REI, Sierra Club, and Sunset and Coastal Living magazines.