Cinema Audio Society Announces Finalists for the 2021 Student Recognition Award


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Los Angeles – Today, five finalists from schools in the United States, Canada and Portugal have been invited to attend the 58th Annual CAS Awards, where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award will be revealed and receive a check for $5,000.

“This year’s class of applicants impresses by displaying potential and dedication to our craft despite continually adapting to ever-changing pandemic requirements and a quickly evolving industry landscape. The future is bright,” said CAS President Karol Urban. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to our Student Recognition Award Committee and volunteer judges who worked tirelessly reviewing each applicant.”

The CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists are:

Lily Adams
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Bernice Chu
Sheridan College Institute of Technology
and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Canada

Lindsay Ellis
Chapman University, Orange, California

Shehryar Khan
Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal

Karthik Vijaymohan
Chapman University, Orange, California

After a virtual event in 2021, the 58th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards will return as a live event on March 19, 2022 to the Wilshire Grand Ballroom at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Legendary director and producer Sir Ridley Scott will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award. Also being honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award is previously announced honoree re-recording sound mixer, Paul Massey CAS.
Along with the Student Recognition Award, the 58th CAS Awards will honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in seven categories: Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures, Television Movie or Limited Series, Television Series-One Hour, Television Series-Half Hour and Television Non-Fiction, Variety, Music Series or Specials.
Visit the CAS awards timeline/awards homepage for this year’s deadlines and updated entry and promotional rules at:
About the Cinema Audio Society:
Formed in 1964, The Cinema Audio Society is dedicated to sharing information with sound professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry.
The objectives of the CAS are: to educate and inform the general public, motion picture and television industries that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture and television industry with a progressive society of master craftspeople who specialize in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording through the exchange of ideas, methods and information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftspersonship among our members; to aid the motion picture and television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve deserved recognition for our members, who are industry leaders and major contributors in the field of motion picture and television entertainment.
More CAS Awards contacts:
For CAS Awards sponsorships, advertising, gift bag donations for attendees and Student Recognition Award recipients, please contact:
IngleDodd Media, or call (310) 207-4410
For general CAS Awards inquiries, please contact

Last modified: February 8, 2022

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