Prism Prize Announced The Top 20 Canadian Music Video Nominations
'tis the season to celebrate the top Canadian music videos that surfaced throughout last year.
Voted by a jury of more than 120 Canadian music, film and media arts professionals, the list has been locked at the Top 20 mark. These videos were picked based on criterias such as style, innovation, originality and effective execution, and a Top Ten list will be revealed on March 27th 2018.
The Prism Prize awards will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at TIFF Bell Lightbox and the winner will be awarded $15,000 for topping the list for 2017.
“We are very proud to point the spotlight on this eclectic group of artists. They are some of the most talented Canadians working in music and visual art today” said Prism Prize Founder Louis Calabro.
Who got picked, you ask? Well, don't worry because we got you covered. Actually, we covered 99% of these music videos last year and are not that surprised to see them topping the list this year. Below, you will be able to scroll through the Top 20 list of best Canadian music videos, listed in alphabetical order:
A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear - Indian City (Director: Combo Bravo)
Alice Glass - Without Love (Director: Floria Sigismondi)
Alvvays - Dream Tonight (Director: Matt Johnson)
Belle Game - Spirit (Director: Kheaven Lewandowski)
BEYRIES - Son (Director: Philippe Grenier)
Charlotte Day Wilson - Work (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
Clairmont The Second - The Ave in You (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Cri - Rush (Director: Didier Charette)
Daniel Caesar - Freudian, a Visual (Director: Keaven Yazdani and Sean Brown)
Feist - Century (Director: Scott Cudmore)
Flying Hórses - Tölt (Director: Alexandre Richard)
Grimes feat. Janelle Monae - Venus Fly (Director: Grimes)
Harrison - Right Hook (Director: Eva Michon)
Homeshake - Every Single Thing (Director: Wen hao Chang)
Husser - Can’t Blame Em (Director: Emilie Lavoie)
Jessie Reyez - Gatekeeper (Director: Peter Huang)
Leonard Cohen - Leaving the Table (Director: Christopher Mills)
PUP - Old Wounds (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
The Weeknd - Secrets (Director: Pedro Martin-Carelo)
Young Rival - Elevator (Director: John Smith)
Finally, the Hi-Fidelity Award (sponsored by FACTOR) - an award given to a recording artist who has used video art to represent their work in a consistently creative and innovative way - will also be revealed leading up to the May 13 event.