Prism Prize Announces Top 20 Finalists for 2016

Here are the top 20 contenders for the $10,000 prize.

2015 has been a big year for Canadian music videos. Every year, the Prism Prize identifies the accomplishments in Canadian music videos. The winner will be awarded with $10,000 and top honours.

Prism Prize has recently revealed the Top 20 music videos nominated for the prize. The list was selected by over 120 media professionals and ranked according to originality, style and creativity.

The Top 10 shortlist will be announced on March 22nd, with the awards ceremony on May 15 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Click on the player above to watch the Top 20 Announcement Trailer.


Here are the Top 20 Prism Prize Finalists:

A Tribe Called Red – “Suplex” (Director: Jon Riera)
Absolutely Free – “Vision’s” (Directors: Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc)
Aidan Knight – “All Clear” (Director: Ft. Langley)
Alessia Cara – “Here” (Director: Aaron A)
Braids “Miniskirt” – (Director: Kevan Funk)
Daniel Romano – “I’m Gonna Teach You” (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
Death From Above 1979 – “Virgins” (Director: Eva Michon)
Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Director: Director X)
The Elwins – “So Down Low” (Director: Alan Poon)
Fast Romantics – “Julia” (Director: Matthew Angus)
Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood” (Director: Grimes)
Harrison – “How Can It Be” (Director: Maxime Lamontagne)
Kalle Mattson – “Avalanche” (Director: Philip Sportel)
Monogrenade – “Le Fantôme” (Director: Kristof Brandl)
Peaches – “Rub” (Directors: Peaches, A.L. Steiner and Lex Vaughn)
PUP – “Dark Days” (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
Shy Kids – “Rockets” (Director: Walter Woodman)
SonReal – “For the Town” (Director: Peter Huang)
Spek Won – “Black Body” (Director: Mark Valino)
Yukon Blonde – “Saturday Night” (Directors: Mac Boucher and Gaya Abdalian)