Love Music Videos? Here’s the Short List for the 2017 Prism Prize

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.

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

Here’s a convenient package of all the videos together.

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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