Prism Prize Announces Top Ten
(February 19, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario) Prism Prize organizers have announced the Top 10 Best Canadian Music Videos of 2013. Determined by a jury of more than 100 media professionals including music journalists, filmmakers, artists, and programmers, they sat, or maybe danced a little, through hundreds of videos released in 2013. The Prism Prize Top 10 were selected based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. The jury will vote once more to determine the Prism Prize winner, who will receive a $5,000 Grand Prize at the awards reception on March 23, 2014.
In addition to the Grand Prize announcement, the awards reception will include presentations of the Audience Choice Award, the Prism Prize Special Achievement Award for artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art on a world stage, and the Arthur Lipsett Award for innovative and unique approaches to music video art.
Following, in alphabetical order, is the list of the 10 finalists:
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Director: Anton Corbijn)
Young Galaxy – New Summer (Director: Ivan Grbovic)
Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Director: Emily Kai Bock)
Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End (Director: Emily Kai Bock)
Shad – Fam Jam (Director: Che Kothari)
Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum (Director: Amos LeBlanc)
The Belle Game – River (Director: Kheaven Lewandowski)
Hollerado – So It Goes (Director: Marc Ricciardelli)
Jessy Lanza – Kathy Lee (Director: Lee Skinner)
Drake – Started From The Bottom (Director: X)
Founded in 2012, The Prism Prize recognizes the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. The Prism Prize Top 10 videos are available online where fans can watch and vote on who will take home this year’s Audience Award.