Here are the top 20 nominees for the 2020 Prism Prize

The eighth annual Prism Prize offers a $20,000 cash prize (up from $15,000 this year) to the best Canadian music video of the year. Three hundred submissions have been whittled down to these 20.

  1. Alaskan Tapes – And, We Disappear (Director: Meredith Hama-Brown)
  2. BAMBII ft. Pamputtae – NITEVISION (Directors: BAMBII & Kostadin Kolev)
  3. Basia Bulat – Your Girl (Director: Brian Dale Sokolowski)
  4. Cartel Madras – Goonda Gold (Directors: Bhaveek Makan & Jashan Makan)
  5. Clairmont The Second – Brick (Director: Clairmont The Second)
  6. Daniel Caesar ft. Koffee – CYANIDE REMIX (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)
  7. Debby Friday – Fatal (Directors: Debby Friday & Ryan Ermacora)
  8. DOOMSQUAD – General Hum (Director: Zak Tatham)
  9. iskwē – Breaking Down (Director: Jessica Lea Fleming)
  10. Jeremy Dutcher – Mehcinut (Directors: Chandler Levack & Jeremy Dutcher)
  11. Jessie Reyez – Far Away (Director: Peter Huang)
  12. Jordan Klassen – Virtuous Circle (Director: Farhad Ghaderi)
  13. Mac DeMarco – Here Comes The Cowboy (Director: Cole Kush)
  14. Orville Peck – Dead of Night (Director: Michael Maxxis)
  15. PUP – Free at Last (Directors: PUP, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Amanda Fotes)
  16. PUP – Kids (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  17. Said The Whale – Record Shop (Director: Johnny Jansen)
  18. Sam Tudor – Joseph in the Bathroom (Director: Lucas Hrubizna)
  19. Shad – The Stone Throwers (Gone in a Blink) (Director: Matthew Progress)
  20. Shay Lia – Good Together (Director: CARAZ)

If you want to take a look at these works, go here.

The next step is to bring things down to a final list of 10, which will be announced April 2. The grand prize winner will be announced with a screening and awards presentation in Toronto on May 11.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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