Prism Prize Announces 2017 Nominees

Prism Prize announces the 20 nominations for 2017

Grimes, Kaytrannada, BADBADNOTGOOD, A Tribe Called Red and July Talk are among the 20 artists nominated for the 2017 Prism Prize.

The award was “established to recognize the artistry of the modern music video in Canada”, and is given to the artist(s) who showcased prominent video art within their music videos.

Over 120 jurors made up of Canadian music and film industry professionals who sit on the decided board will choose the winner of the Prism Prize’s substantial $15,000 cash prize. A shortlist will soon be decided of the Top 10 on March 28.

The winner of this prize will be awarded the cash prize during the Prism Prize Award Presentation, which is being held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on May 14th.

Check out the teaser and nominated videos below:

2017 PRISM PRIZE TOP 20 from Prism Prize on Vimeo.

2017 Prism Prize Nominees:

A TRIBE CALLED RED FT. BLACK BEAR – “STADIUM POW WOW”
Directed By Kevan Funk

AIDAN KNIGHT – “WHAT LIGHT (NEVER GOES DIM)”
Directed by Ft. Langley

ANDY SHAUF – “THE MAGICIAN”
Directed by Winston Hacking

BADBADNOTGOOD FEAT. KAYTRANADA – “LAVENDER”
Directed by Fantavious Fritz

BRAIDS – “COMPANION”
Directed by Kevan Funk

DILLY DALLY – “SNAKEHEAD”
Directed by Scott Cudmore

GRIMES – “KILL V. MAIM”
Directed by Claire and Mac Boucher

HARRISON FEAT. CLAIRMONT THE SECOND – “IT’S OKAY, I PROMISE”
Directed by Scott Cudmore

HOLY FUCK – “TOM TOM”
Directed by Michael Leblanc

JAZZ CARTIER – “RED ALERT / 100 ROSES”
Directed by Jon Riera

JULY TALK – “PICTURING LOVE”
Directed by Jared Raab

KAYTRANADA – “LITE SPOTS”
Directed by Martin C. Pariseau

LISA LEBLANC – “GOLD DIGGIN’ HOEDOWN”
Directed by Didier Charette

PUP – “VP”
Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux

PUP – “SLEEP IN THE HEAT”
Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux

RONLEY TEPER’S LIPLINERS – “LUCKY AND FINNEGAN”
Directed by Davide Di Saro

SOMEWHERE ELSE FEAT. MAJID JORDAN – “MOVE TOGETHER”
Directed by Helmi

SONREAL – “CAN I GET A WITNESS”
Directed by Peter Huang

TANYA TAGAQ – “RETRIBUTION”
Directed by Brian Johnson

WINTERSLEEP – “AMERIKA”
Directed by Scott Cudmore