And the winner of the 2018 Prism Prize for Canadian music video excellence is…

The music video is dead? No one told all the artists who keep making clips, some of which are outstanding works of art. Each spring, music industry types come together to vote on which Canadian director/artist created the best music video of the year.

The 2018 winner is Fantavious Fritz who directed this clip for Charlotte Day Wilson. He took home a cheque for $15,000.

Four other awards were given out.

The Hi-Fidelity Award (artist with the strongest visual identify): Grimes

Audience Award Winner (audience voting, natch):Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown for Daniel Caesar’s “Freudian, a Visual.”

Special Achievement Award (presented by Slaight Music): Veteran director Cherie Sinclair.

Lipsett Award (“an innovative and unique approach to music video art”): Karena Evans for her work on a couple of Drake videos, “God’s Plan and “Nice For What.”


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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