The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has set the date and timeline for the 57th Annual CAS Awards. The CAS Awards recognize Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television, Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production, as well as the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award.
Recipients for the CAS Career Achievement Award and CAS Filmmaker Award will be announced later in the year. Certain exceptions have been made for Motion Picture eligibility due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
The CAS has expanded our eligibility window for motion pictures to January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021. For the 57th Awards year only, theatrical motion pictures that had a previously planned theatrical release but are initially made available on commercial streaming or VOD service may qualify under certain circumstances.
In other changes, in an effort to be more inclusive and recognize our peers making feature-length motion pictures which are intended for streaming only, our category “TV Movies or Limited Series” has been updated to “Non-Theatrical Motion Pictures or Limited Series”.
57th CAS Awards Timeline:
Entry Submission Form available Online on the CAS website – Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Entry Submissions due Online – by 5:00 pm PT. Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Nomination Ballot Voting Begins Online– Thursday, February 11, 2021
Nomination Ballot Voting Ends Online– 5:00 PT. Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Final Nominees in each category announced – Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Final Voting Begins Online – Thursday, March 25, 2021
Final Voting Ends Online – 5:00 pm PT, Tuesday, April 6, 2021
All winners announced at the 57th CAS Awards – Saturday, April 17, 2021 Los Angeles
For more information please visit www.cinemaaudiosociety.org