The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has set the date and timeline for the 56th Annual CAS Awards as well as the CAS Student Recognition Award timeline. 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.
“This year’s CAS timeline provides the most opportunity for recognition and participation of our members possible within the constraints of the industry’s accelerated award season,” said CAS President Karol Urban.
REVISED WINDOW FOR TELEVISION ELIGIBILITY
Due to changes in the overall awards season calendar, there are considerable changes in the CAS timeline. The CAS has also taken this opportunity to change the television categories eligibility dates to contenders that air between January 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019. These dates have been chosen in order to prevent any “orphaned” episodes that may not have completed production by the entry deadline. The timeline for next year will be November 1, 2019 thru October 31, 2020. Providing an eligibility period that ends close to our entry deadline allows more members of the television community to have the opportunity to submit their work, participate and be celebrated. The Motion Picture timeline will remain January 1, 2019 thru December 31, 2019.
56th CAS Awards Timeline:
· Entry Submission Form available Online on the CAS website at www.cinemaaudiosociety.org Monday, September 23, 2019
· Entry Submissions due Online by 5:00 pm PST. Monday, November 4, 2019
· Nomination Ballot Voting Begins Online– Thursday, November 21, 2019
· Nomination Ballot Voting Ends Online– 5:00 PST. Wednesday, December 4, 2019
· Outstanding Product Submissions due Online by 5:00 PM Thursday, December 5, 2019
· Final Nominees in each category announced Tuesday, December 10, 2019
· Final Voting Begins Online–Thursday, January 2, 2020
· Final Voting Ends Online– 5:00 pm PST, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
· All winners announced at the 56th CAS Awards, Saturday, January 25, 2020
TIMELINE FOR STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD
“This year we are also announcing the timeline for our Student Recognition Award. Enriching the next generation is the most profound and lasting gift we can give to the future of our craft. We are proud to have an opportunity to recognize some of the most promising members of the next generation as well as award $5000 to the winner. Additionally all the student finalists will receive a gift bag, full of software and gear, to help launch their career in sound, last year’s bag was valued at $10,000. The CAS is thrilled to be leading in the recognition of the next generation of entertainment professionals.”
· Entry Submission Form available Online on the CAS website at www.cinemaaudiosociety.org Monday, June 3, 2019
· Entry Submissions due Online by 5:00 pm PST. Monday, October 21, 2019
· Finalists announced Tuesday, November 19, 2019
· Winner announced at 56th CAS Awards, Saturday, January 25, 2020
56th Annual CAS Awards Saturday, January 25, 2020
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown – Wilshire Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles, California
For CAS Awards Entry Rules and Promotional Regulations: