The annual Prism Award, given to Canadian music videos for outstanding artistry, has announced the top 10 finalists. The list includes videos from Mustafa, BADBADNOTGOOD, Haviah Mighty, and more.
The 2022 winner will be revealed and will receive the grand prize of $20,000 at a screening and awards show on July 7, 2022. It will be streamed live on the Prism Prize website as well as on its Twitter and YouTube channels. The prize will be awarded by a jury made up of more than 130 highly respected figures in Canadian music, film and media arts.
“As we celebrate the tenth year of the Prism Prize, we continue to be amazed by the incredible talent that exists within the Canadian music video scene,” said Louis Calabro, Acting CEO of the Canadian Motion Picture Academy. and television and founder of Prism. Price. “Music videos represent a unique form of artistic freedom, and the groundbreaking works created by our top 10 artists are a testament to our resilient and creative music industry.”
All finalists are eligible for the new 2022 People’s Choice Award, which offers a $5,000 prize courtesy of Stingray. The public can vote here for their favorite video until June 8.
Here are the top 10 nominees for the 2022 Prism Prize:
Andy Shauf, “Living Room” (Director: Anne Douris)
BADBADNOTGOOD, “Love Proceeding” (director: Jamal Burger)
BADBADNOTGOOD, “Shy, Intimidating” (Director: Winston Hacking)
Chad VanGaalen, “Samurai Sword” (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
Debby Friday, “Focus” (Directors: Ryan Ermacora and Debby Friday)
Haviah Mighty, “Protest” (Directors: Kit Weyman and Chris Lowe)
Khanvict, “Closer” (director: Anjali Nayar)
Mustafa, “Ali” (Director: Mustafa)
Simon Leoza, “La nuee” (Director: Vincent René-Lortie)
The Beaches, “Blow Up” (Director: Alex P. Smith)