No, the music video is not dead. The Prism Prize seeks to recognize the best Canada has to offer, complete with a $15,000 cash prize. After going through a ton of videos, a jury of 120 people (including me) will have to vote one more time to find a winner which will be announced on May 14. Here’s the 2017 Short List in alphabetical order.
- A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – “Stadium Pow Wow” (Director: Kevan Funk)
- Andy Shauf – “The Magician” (Director: Winston Hacking)
- BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada – “Lavender” (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
- Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” (Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)
- Harrison feat. 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)
Here’s a convenient package of all the videos together.