The Prism Prize announced the Top Ten best videoes of the year, as voted by a jury of more than 120 Canadian music, film, and media professionals. After viewing hundreds of music videos, jurors selected the Prism Prize Top 10 based on originality, style, creativity, innovation and effective execution. One of these videos will be awarded the $15,000 Grand Prize at a screening and awards presentation on Monday, May 13, 2019, at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
THE 2019 PRISM PRIZE TOP 10 (in alphabetical order):
Belle Game – Low (Director: Kevan Funk)
Blue Hawaii – Do You Need Me (Director: Kevan Funk)
Cadence Weapon – High Rise (Director: Lester Millado)
Charlotte Cardin – The Kids (Director: Kristof Brandl)
Clairmont The Second – Gheeze (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Classified – Powerless (Director: Andrew Hines)
Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part, a Visual (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)
Harrison ft. Ralph – Your Girl (Directors: Ft. Langley)
Jessie Reyez – Body Count (Director: Peter Huang)
Said The Whale – UnAmerican (Director: Johnny Jansen)
“The Prism Prize Top Ten once again reads as an impressive list of creative artists, both in front of the mic, and behind the camera. We could not be more proud to associate our Prize with this fantastic list of artists,” said Academy Vice-President of Programming and Prism Prize Founder Louis Calabro.
Along with the $15,000 to the best Canadian music video of the year, each of the runner-ups listed on the Prism Prize Top Ten will receive $500 cash, courtesy of Slaight Music. The Prism Prize will continue to present several special awards, with announcements to come leading up to the May 13 event.
Earlier this year, the Special Achievement Award (sponsored by Slaight Music) – was awarded to Atlanta based (Toronto born) Lacey Duke (director of H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, SZA, Janelle Monae) for artistic achievements and exceptional worldwide contribution to music video art.
The Audience Award voting is open to members of the public runs until April 19, 2019. All 20 Prism Prize shortlisted videos are eligible. Votes can now be registered on the voting site here.
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.
For more information about the Prism Prize, head to their website.
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