Here are the 10 finalists for the 2022 Canadian Prism Prize for excellence in music videos

Music videos may not have their own exclusive cable channel anymore, but they’re still an important way of promoting music–and they continue to be a legitimate artform. The Prism Prize seeks to honour excellence in Canadian music video production. Here are the 10 finalists for 2022.

Mustafa – Ali (Director: Mustafa)
The Beaches – Blow Up (Director: Alex P. Smith)
Khanvict – Closer (Director: Anjali Nayar)
Debby Friday – Focus (Directors: Ryan Ermacora & Debby Friday)
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)

If you want to view any of these videos, go here. And once you’re done, you can vote here.

The winner will receive $20,000 while the nine runners-up will get $1,000.

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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