CASMA: Celebrating the best Canadian screen composing

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada has launched an annual celebration of composer’s excellence in scoring original music for the screen. Its Canadian Screen Music Awards (CASMA) are open to all Canadian and permanent resident composers with winners chosen by the SCGC’s roster of judges.

The CASMAs aim to honour these composers for their outstanding work in media and screen-based industries. These accolades are the first to be juried and awarded by fellow screen composers in Canada.

SAVE THE DATE: October 26th, 2023 in Toronto
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CASMA 2023 Nominees Announced

CASMA Categories

There are 13 categories under award consideration in 2023 covering film, TV, interactive and theme together with an additional industry award. For full category descriptions and eligibility please see program award definitions section.


Best Original Score for a Narrative Feature Film

Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film

Best Original Score for a Short Film


Best Original Score, Dramatic Series

Best Original Score, Documentary & Factual Series

Best Original Score, Comedy Series

Best Original Score, Animated Series

Best Original Score, Lifestyle & Reality Series

Best Original Score, Television Movie or Special


Best Original Score, Games & Interactive Media


Best Original Main Title Theme Music

Best Original Song


The SCGC Award for Distinguished Service to the Industry is awarded by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada board

Note: Productions whose primary purpose is the advertisement or promotion of a company, product or service are ineligible for the SCGC awards at this time. If you are unsure about your eligibility or where your production fits within these categories, please don’t hesitate to ask us at

Last Year’s CASMAs

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada celebrated its first Canadian Screen Music Awards (CASMA) in September 2022 with 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.


Buy Tickets for CASMA 2023

In 2023, a total of 52 musical works received nominations in 11 categories covering feature film, television, animation, documentary, games and interactive media. To attend the live presentation of these awards, please purchase tickets below. The ceremony takes place on Thursday 26 October at the El Mocambo in Toronto.

$65per ticket
  • General admission ticket
CASMA Raffle
$5discounts available
  • Take place during the ceremony but non-attendees can also win