Sound Excellence Awards
Every year the CAS hosts its award show to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of production and post sound mixers on the year’s most impressive movies and series. Eligibility requirements can be found here.
Our awards seek to recognize sound excellence in the categories of:
- Motion Pictures – Live Action
- Motion Pictures – Animated
- Motion Pictures – Documentary
- Non-Theatrical Motion Pictures or Limited Series
- Television Series – One Hour
- Television Series – Half Hour
- Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials
In addition to awards celebrating excellence in sound, the CAS also has The Outstanding Product Award. This award is given in the categories of production and post production.
Outstanding Product Award
Eligible products must have been released within the previous two calendar years. Members, product manufacturers, or the general public can nominate a product for competition. This award recognizes products that have been embraced by our membership and are actively being used to encourage the creation of exceptional soundtracks.
Student Recognition Award
The CAS prides itself on promoting the next generation of sound mixers and bestows a Student Recognition Award. Each year we hold our “Student Recognition Award” competition. This award is intended to encourage students’ interest in audio production and post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individuals with exceptional and demonstrated passion for the field.
Five finalists are selected from the applicants which include any student in good standing currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. Students may be pursuing any major but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in “sound mixing” for audio production and/or post-production for film and television. All qualified students are encouraged to apply.
Career Achievement Award
The CAS selects a recipient for the highly prestigious Career Achievement Award each year as well. This recipient will have been a successful and well-regarded mixer (either production or post) that deserves the highest praise from their peers. They elevate the craft by their hard work and dedication, and so the CAS chooses to honor them justly.
CAS Filmmakers Award
We also choose to honor a filmmaker who truly understands what the sound crafts can bring to their projects, and have provided the world with brilliant works of art and storytelling with our CAS Filmmaker Award.