These are the nominees for the 2019 Prism Prize

The Prism Prize is the annual award given to the best Canadian music video of the year with the winner getting a cheque for $15,000.

Let’s being with a sizzle reel of the top twenty nominees. This list will be narrowed to a top 10 shortlist on April 2. The grand prize will be awarded following a screening event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on Monday, May 13. Meanwhile, if you’d like to voice on the Audience Award, you can go here.

2019 Prism Prize Top 20 from Prism Prize on Vimeo.

Here’s the full Top 20.

Arkells – People’s Champ (Director: Matt Barnes)

Bahamas – No Depression (Director: Ali J. Eisner)

Belle Game – Low (Director: Kevan Funk)

Blue Hawaii – Do You Need Me (Director: Kevan Funk)

Cadence Weapon – High Rise (Director: Lester Millado)

Chad VanGaalen – Host Body (Director: Chad VanGaalen)

Charlotte Cardin -The Kids (Director: Kristof Brandl)

Clairmont The Second – Gheeze (Director: Clairmont The Second)

Classified – Powerless (Director: Andrew Hines)

Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – Best Part, a Visual (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)

Deadmau5 – Monophobia (Directors: Nick DenBoer & Kenny Hotz)

Drake – Nice For What (Director: Karena Evans)

Harrison ft. Ralph – Your Girl (Directors: Ft. Langley)

Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main (Directors: Mauriès Matos)

Jessie Reyez – Body Count (Director: Peter Huang)

Rich Aucoin – The Middle (Director: Meags Fitzgerald)

Said The Whale – UnAmerican (Director: Johnny Jansen)

So Loki – Athletes World (Director: Lucas Hrubizna)

SonReal – Have A Nice Day (Director: Peter Huang)

The Weather Station – Impossible (Director: Colin Medley)

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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