CASMA: Celebrating the best Canadian screen composing

Now in its third year, the Canadian Screen Music Awards (CASMA) is an annual celebration of composer’s excellence in scoring original music for the screen. Launched and administered by Screen Composers Guild of Canada, these awards 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.

In 2024, nominations for musical works are being considered in 12 categories covering feature film, television, animation, documentary, games and interactive media. The SCGC will also present a special award for distinguished services to the industry.


25 Sept 2024

Awards for Film

Best Original Score for a Narrative Feature Film

Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film

Best Original Score for a Short Film

Awards for TV

Best Original Score, Dramatic Series

Best Original Score, Documentary, Factual, Lifestyle & Reality Series

Best Original Score, Comedy Series

Best Original Score, Animated Series

Best Original Score, Television Movie or Special

Awards for Themes

Best Original Main Title Theme Music

Best Original Song

Award for Interactive

Best Original Score, Games & Interactive Media

Industry Award

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

The SCGC Award for Lifetime Achievement is awarded by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada Awards Committee

*Will be presented in alternating years. In 2024 it will be the Lifetime Achievement Award

CASMA 2024 Timeline




AUG 12


AUG 12


SEP 25

Watch the 2023 CASMAs

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada celebrated the Canadian Screen Music Awards (CASMA) in September 2023 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.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and we thank the following organisations that have already signed up for 2024.  Email