A core component of Kaada´s career has been composing film scores, beginning with 2000´s low-budget domestic success ´Mongoland´ which generated considerable demand for his compositional skills. 2002 saw Kaada being bestowed with “the Golden Clapboard Prize” at the Amanda Awards – the Norwegian equivalent to the Oscars, at the time being the youngest composer to receive the prestigious award. In the ensuing decade, Kaada would go on to compose scores for some of the most successful domestic films as well as several international productions, earning him numerous awards for his distinct compositional style. One of Kaada´s most notable international film score successes came in 2014 with the French blockbuster ´La liste de mes envies´. The motion picture, which featured a cast of major French actors, was box office hit in France and Belgium and resulted in a successful soundtrack released through Pathé.