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Cinema Audio Society Announces Finalists for the 2021 Student Recognition Award


Los Angeles, CA – Today, five finalists from schools in the United States, Canada and Portugal have been invited to attend the 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society (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 (SCAD)
  • Bernice Chu  Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Lindsay Ellis  Chapman University
  • Shehryar Khan  Universidade Lusófona
  • Karthik Vijaymohan  Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University

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
The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of 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 and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by 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 craftsmanship among our members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.


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