The 2022 Prism Prize Top 10 is here, and it features videos from big name artists like Haviah Mighty, The Beaches, and BADBADNOTGOOD, who is nominated twice.
The Prism Prize is an annual awards event that recognizes the visual excellence of the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year. It recognizes outstanding artistry in music video production, and today the 10 videos eligible for the 2022 Grand Prize has been announced.
The Grand Prize is voted on by a jury of over 130 of the top minds in Canadian music, film, and media arts. After the voting process, one video will be awarded the 2022 Prism Prize, alongside a cash prize of $20,000. The other creative teams in the Top 10 will also be awarded $1,000 each, courtesy of The Slaight Family Foundation, and complimentary memberships to the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, courtesy of Telefilm Canada. The award ceremony will be screened on Thursday, July 7th, 2022 in Toronto.
Check out the 2022 Prism Prize Top 10 below.
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2022 Prism Prize Top 10 (in alphabetical order):
Mustafa – “Ali” (Director: Mustafa)
The Beaches – “Blow Up” (Director: Alex P. Smith)
Khanvict – “Closer” (Director: Anjali Nayar)
Debby Friday – “Focus”
Simon Leoza – “La nuée” (Director: Vincent René-Lortie)
Andy Shauf – “Living Room” (Director: Anne Douris)
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Love Proceeding” (Director: Jamal Burger)
Haviah Mighty – “Protest” (Directors: Kit Weyman & Chrris Lowe)
Chad VanGaalen – “Samurai Sword” (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
BADBADNOTGOOD – “Timid, Intimidating” (Director: Winston Hacking)
The 2022 Prism Prize Top 10 are all eligible for the Audience Award, which comes with a $5,000 prize from Stingray. You can view the videos here and vote for your favourite video here up until Wednesday, June 8th.
“As we celebrate our tenth year of the Prism Prize, we continue to be amazed by the incredible talent that exists within the Canadian music video scene,” Interim CEO at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Founder of Prism Prize Louis Calabro explains. “Music videos represent a unique form of artistic freedom, and the groundbreaking works created by our Top 10 artists are a testament to our resilient and creative music industry.”