The Prism Prize is Back! Here are the Nominations for the Top 20 Canadian Videos

The Prism Prize has returned, setting in motion a process to name the best Canadian music video of the last 12 months. Voting will be carried out by 120 music industry professionals (me included–I think) and will result in one video being given a cash prize of $15,000.  Here are the 20 nominees in a highlight reel. Scroll down for the full list and learn more about the prize here and here.

A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – Stadium Pow Wow
(Director: Kevan Funk)

Aidan Knight – What Light (Never Goes Dim)
(Director: FT Langley)

Andy Shauf – The Magician
(Director: Winston Hacking)

BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada – Lavender
(Director: Fantavious Fritz)

Braids – Companion
(Director: Kevan Funk)

Dilly Dally – Snakehead
(Director: Scott Cudmore)

Grimes – Kill V. Maim
(Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)

Harrison feat. Clairmont The Second – It’s Okay, I Promise
(Director: Scott Cudmore)

Holy Fuck – Tom Tom
(Director: Michael Leblanc)

Jazz Cartier – Red Alert / 100 Roses
(Director: Jon Riera)

July Talk – Picturing Love
(Director: Jared Raab)

Kaytranada – Lite Spots
(Director: Martin C. Pariseau)

Lisa LeBlanc – Gold Diggin’ Hoedown
(Director: Didier Charette)

PUP – DVP
(Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

PUP – Sleep in the Heat
(Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

Ronley Teper’s Lipliners – Lucky and Finnegan
(Director: Davide Di Saro)

Somewhere Else feat. Majid Jordan – Move Together
(Director: Helmi)

SonReal – Can I Get A Witness
(Director: Peter Huang)

Tanya Tagaq – Retribution
(Director: Brian Johnson)

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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