Toronto, September 22nd, 2022: The Screen Composers Guild of Canada celebrated its first Canadian Screen Music Awards (CASMA) last night in a live ceremony held at Toronto’s historic El Mocambo venue. The proceedings were also live streamed for those unable to attend in person.
In total, nine awards were presented for screen composing. A tenth special award was also presented for distinguished services to the industry and dedicated to the person or company that have shown outstanding support for the Canadian screen composer sector.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the members of the guild for the high level of care that each brings to our craft and to our art,” said John Welsman, president of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. “The CASMAs are the first awards to be juried and awarded by our peers in Canada and our sincere congratulations go out to every nominee and winner.”
The winners in each category were as follows:
Distinguished services to the industry
The first recipients of this special award are the Canadian Film Centre and The Slaight Family Foundation.
Best Original Score for a Television Special
Steph Copeland – Lethal Love
Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film
Todor Kobakov – A.rtificial I.mmortality
Best Original Score for Interactive Media
Janal Bechthold & La-Nai Gabriel – No Reason to Apologize: The Resilient Legacy of Viola Desmond
Best Original Score for a Children’s Program or Series
Steffan Andrews – LEGO Marvel Avengers: Time Twisted
Best Original Main Title Theme Music
Layal Watfeh – The Journey
Best Original Score for a Non-Fiction Series or Limited Series
Todor Kobakov – The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith
Best Original Score for a Short Film
Phil Strong – In the Wake of Progress
Best Original Score for a Narrative Feature Film
Steph Copeland – The Retreat
Best Original Score for a Series or Limited Series
Trevor Morris – Vikings Valhalla
Thanks to everyone that attended or watched the simultaneous live stream. A video replay of the event along with all the winners’ acceptance speeches will be available at the SCGC website next week.