Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video Announces Shortlist

We recently told you about the Prism Prize, the new award created to celebrate Canadian music videos. The Prism Prize awards $5,000 to the Best Canadian Music Video for 2012, and will be announced on March 24. As you might know, I am one of the Prism Prize jury members, alongside other music folks such as Alan Cross (radio / music historian), Ben Rayner (Toronto Star), Aaron Brophy (Spinner/Huffington Post), Eric Alper (CTV Music / eOne Music), and others from CBC, MuchMusic, The Globe and Mail, and so on.


Today, the shortlist of 10 videos has been announced. You can view all 10 of them over at the Prism Prize website and check out the list below. I can tell you that my submission list of 5 included 1 of these 10 (and nearly included 2 others). The other jurors and I now have to submit our top 3, with the winner announced on the last day of Canadian Music Week – March 24.

Shortlist of 10 Videos for Prism Prize (Best Canadian Music Video)
Mother Mother – The Sticks (Director: Chad Van Gaalen)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Hoshi Neko (Directors: Emily Pelstring / Ruby Kato Attwood)
Grimes – Oblivion (Director: Emily Kai Bock)
Young Rival – Two Reasons (Director: John Smith)
Drake – H.Y.F.R (Director: Director X)
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Director: Vincent Morisset)
Rich Aucoin – Brian Wilson Is A.L.I.V.E (Director: Noah Pink)
Maylee Todd – Baby’s Got It (Director: Reynard Li)
Grimes – Genesis (Director: Claire Boucher)
Metz – Wet Blanket (Director: Scott Cudmore)

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