Top 20 Finalists in 2016 Prism Prize Announced

prism prize top 20The Prism Prize annually rewards achievements in Canadian music videos, and the group has unveiled a list of 20 finalists who will be considered for the 2016 award of $10,000. The list was crafted by a panel of over 120 Canadian media arts professionals who judged the MVs based on originality, innovation, style, creativity, and execution. The top 20 will be whittled down to 10 and announced on March 22, the winner being declared at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on May 15. For more information, check out the Prism Prize website. The list of 20 finalists is below.

A Tribe Called Red – Suplex (Director: Jon Riera)
Absolutely Free – Vision’s (Directors: Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc)
Aidan Knight – All Clear (Director: Ft. Langley)
Alessia Cara – Here (Director: Aaron A)
Braids – Miniskirt (Director: Kevan Funk)
Daniel Romano – I’m Gonna Teach You (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
Death From Above 1979 – Virgins (Director: Eva Michon)
Drake – Hotline Bling (Director: Director X)
The Elwins – So Down Low (Director: Alan Poon)
Fast Romantics – Julia (Director: Matthew Angus)
Grimes – Flesh Without Blood (Director: Grimes)
Harrison – How Can It Be (Director: Maxime Lamontagne)
Kalle Mattson – Avalanche (Director: Philip Sportel)
Monogrenade – Le Fantôme (Director: Kristof Brandl)
Peaches – Rub (Directors: Peaches, A.L. Steiner and Lex Vaughn)
PUP – Dark Days (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
Shy Kids – Rockets (Director: Shy Kids)
SonReal – For the Town (Director: Peter Huang)
Spek Won – Black Body (Director: Mark Valino)
Yukon Blonde – Saturday Night (Directors: Mac Boucher and Gaya Abdalian)