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Here are the nominees for the 2021 Prism Prize

Each year, the Prism Prize seeks to honour the best in music video production in Canada. After sorting through more than 300 submissions, here are the nominees for 2021 in alphabetical order.

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)

More voting is imminent by the 130+-member Prism jury, which will lead to the release of a 10 video Short list on June 9. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on July 26 at 8pm and will receive $20,000.

If you’d like to view the nominated videos and vote for the Audience Award, go here.

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