BEST FILM OF THE YEAR at the 2017 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

A MacGillivray Freeman Film in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers. Presented by Bechtel Corporation.

Narrated by Jeff Bridges

Release date: February 2017

Runtime: 42 minutes

Awards and Recognition

Best film of the Year, Best Visual Effects and Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor – 2017 GSCA Achievement Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award—Interactive Media Awards, Science and Technology Category (for the film’s educational website)

Gold World Medal, Documentary Category – New York Festivals Best of Film and TV

Nominee in the Special Venue Category—2018 MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Awards

Top News Story of the Year – 2017 Engineering News Record

Spirit of the ECC Award – 2017 Association for the Engineering and Construction Community

Best Trailer – 2017 New Media Film Festival

Nominee in the Engaging Young Scientists Category – 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards

“Visceral 3D thrills…The film is sure to pique grade-schoolers’ interest and encourage research and experimentation. Its what-if mix of physics, imagination and goodwill is an exhilarating conversation starter.”
-Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“If there’s anything this film reminds me of, it’s just how impossible it seems to build something great from nothing but an idea and some work power… But Dream Big shows these objects as they’re built – from a skeleton to concrete skin – and it’s glorious.”
-April Wolfe, LA Weekly

“This IMAX documentary does an epic job of inspiring young viewers to realize the importance of engineering to society – and perhaps even pursue it. Dream Big packs quite a punch and, particularly for girls, is an inspiring example of why we need to invest in STEM education. A+ for Educational Value.”
Common Sense Media

“Majestic shots…Hopefully many future engineers will be sitting in the front row, inspired by the 50-foot-tall engineers on the screen in front of them.”
-Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics

Dream Big is sure to inspire your future innovators!”
-Scholastic Teacher

“When engineers are superheroes…Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray goes inside the human mind to explore how we make the seemingly impossible possible.”
-Kevin Crust, The Los Angeles Times

Available Formats

  • 15/70 Film
  • Non-IMAX Digital 2D
  • Non-IMAX Digital 3D
  • IMAX Xenon 3D
  • IMAX Laser 2D
  • IMAX Laser 3D
  • Full-Dome Digital

Language Versions

  • English
  • Greek
  • German
  • Valencian
  • Czech
  • Swedish
  • Russian
  • Latin-American Spanish
  • Any other language made to order