Five finalists from schools across the country and the United Kingdom have been invited to attend the 52nd Annual CAS Awards, on February 20th, where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award will be revealed and presented with a $2500 check.

“I am delighted to announce the finalists for the second annual CAS Student Recognition Award.  These talented students clearly represent the next wave of talent in our art form,” said CAS President Mark Ulano, “the quality of their submissions has been stellar and we congratulate and welcome them to our sound family.”

The CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists are:

►  Joseph Elfanbaum | Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA

► Lauren Johnson | University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

► Gerrald Vazquez  |  Chapman University – Orange, CA

 Matt Yocum | Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA

► Joanna Zachariasz | Edinburgh Napier University – Scotland, UK

Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled and in good standing in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university.  Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields); but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound for film and television.

The Award will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 20th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.   During the awards, as previously announced, the highest honor of the CAS – the CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to ADR Mixer Doc Kane. 

On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced.