Lido Pimienta, Andy Shauf, Haviah Mighty, more among top 20 Prism Prize nominees

The Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year are here

The Prism Prize has announced the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year.

Renowned acts like Andy Shauf (Directors: Colin Medley, Jared Raab), Braids (Director: Kevin Calero), Haviah Mighty (Director: Theo Kapodistrias), July Talk (Director: Cosette Schulz), Lido Pimienta (Director: Paz Ramirez), and more are eligible to win the 2021 Grand Prize.

Of the 20 nominees, a jury of over 130 Canadian music, film, and media arts professionals will select one Grand Prize winner, who will be awards $20,000.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

2021 Prism Prize Top 20:

Andy Shauf – “Clove Cigarette” (Directors: Colin Medley & Jared Raab)
Aquakultre – “Pay It Forward” (Directors: Evan Elliot & Lance Sampson)
Braids – “Young Buck” (Director: Kevin Calero)
Clairmont The Second – “DUN” (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Daniela Andrade – “Tamale” (Directors: Justin Singer & Daniela Andrade)
Haviah Mighty – “Thirteen” (Director: Theo Kapodistrias)
Jessie Reyez – “Love In The Dark” (Director: Se Oh)
July Talk – “Governess Shadow” (Director: Cosette Schulz)
Kandle – “Lock and Load” (Director: Brandon William Fletcher)
Lido Pimienta – “Nada” (feat. Li Saumet) (Director: Paz Ramirez)
Mustafa – “Air Forces” (Directors: Glenn Michael & Christo)
Mustafa – “Stay Alive” (Director: King Bee Productions)
Rich Aucoin – “Walls” (Director: Jason Levangie)
Savannah Ré – “Opia Experience” (Director: Yasmin Evering-Kerr)
Savannah Ré – “Solid” (Director: Alicia K. Harris)
Sean Leon – “90 BPM” (Director: Sean Leon)
The Weather Station – “Robber” (Director: Tamara Lindeman)
TOBi – “24 (Toronto Remix)” (Director: Kit Weyman)
U.S. Girls – “4 American Dollars” (Directors: Emily Pelstring & Meg Remy)
Witch Prophet – “Tesfay” (Director: Leah Vlemmiks)

“While 202 was a tumultuous year, Canadian music video creators saw light in the darkness and produced some of the most poignant and introspective works in recent memory,” Canadian Academy VP of Programming & Awards and Prism Prize Founder Louis Calabro explains. “As much industry disruptions persist, we are proud to shine a spotlight on these important works.”

The virtual event will be livestreamed on the Prism Prize Twitter and YouTube channels and their website on Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.