The Prism Prize has announced the finalists for 2020, and it features acts like Mac DeMarco, Basia Bulat, and two videos from PUP.
There are 20 videos in the race for the award, which is given to the best Canadian music video each year, and this year sees clips from artists like Daniel Caesar, Orville Peck, Jessie Reyes, Said the Whale, iskwē, Jeremy Dutcher, Shad, and more. The grand prize winner will receive a whopping $20,000.
They’re here: the #PrismPrize Top 20 videos. Congratulations to all!
— Prism Prize (@PrismPrize) February 27, 2020
The 20-video list will be narrowed down to 10 on April 2nd, before the final winner is announced on May 11th in Toronto. The nominees are voted on by over 120 music, film, and media arts professionals.
Check out the full list of finalists below.
2020 Prism Prize Top 20:
Alaskan Tapes – “And, We Disappear” (Director: Meredith Hama-Brown)
BAMBII ft. Pamputtae – “NITEVISION” (Directors: BAMBII & Kostadin Kolev)
Basia Bulat – “Your Girl” (Director: Brian Dale Sokolowski)
Cartel Madras – “Goonda Gold” (Directors: Bhaveek Makan & Jashan Makan)
Clairmont The Second – “Brick” (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Daniel Caesar ft. Koffee – “CYANIDE REMIX” (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)
Debby Friday – “Fatal” (Directors: Debby Friday & Ryan Ermacora)
DOOMSQUAD – “General Hum” (Director: Zak Tatham)
iskwē – “Breaking Down” (Director: Jessica Lea Fleming)
Jeremy Dutcher – “Mehcinut” (Directors: Chandler Levack & Jeremy Dutcher)
Jessie Reyez – “Far Away” (Director: Peter Huang)
Jordan Klassen – “Virtuous Circle” (Director: Farhad Ghaderi)
Mac DeMarco – “Here Comes The Cowboy” (Director: Cole Kush)
Orville Peck – “Dead of Night” (Director: Michael Maxxis)
PUP – “Free at Last” (Directors: PUP, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Amanda Fotes)
PUP – “Kids” (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
Said the Whale – “Record Shop” (Director: Johnny Jansen)
Sam Tudor – “Joseph in the Bathroom” (Director: Lucas Hrubizna)
Shad – “The Stone Throwers (Gone in a Blink)” (Director: Matthew Progress)
Shay Lia – “Good Together” (Director: CARAZ)
Lead photo courtesy of Vanessa Heins.