Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” Wins the 2017 Prism Prize as Canada’s Best Music Video

The fifth annual Prism Prize, Canada’s quest to find the best music video of the past year, was awarded to Martin C. Pariseau, the director of “Lite Spots” for Kaytranada. The ceremony was held in Toronto last night. His win is based on the votes of 120 music industry types from coast to coast. (Full disclosure: I was one of them.)

Pariseau got a cheque for $15,000 to go along with the prize. The finalists also included these clips.

  • A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – “Stadium Pow Wow” (Director: Kevan Funk)
  • Andy Shauf – “The Magician” (Director: Winston Hacking)
  • BadBadNotGood ft. Kaytranada – “Lavender” (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
  • Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” (Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)
  • Harrison ft. Clairmont the Second – “It’s Okay, I Promise” (Director: Scott Cudmore)
  • July Talk – “Picturing Love” (Director: Jared Raab)
  • Kaytranada – “Lite Spots” (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)
  • PUP – “DVP “(Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • PUP – “Sleep in the Heat” (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • Wintersleep – “Amerika” (Director: Scott Cudmore)

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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