Published Mar 22, 2016The Prism Prize annually honours the best in Canadian music video making, and the 2016 longlist of nominees was revealed last month. Now, that list of 20 nominees has been cut in half, narrowing the pool down to its top 10 finalists.
Still in the running for this year's award are A Tribe Called Red, Braids, Death From Above 1979, Drake, the Elwins, Fast Romantics, Grimes, Harrison, Kalle Mattson and Monogrenade.
The winner will be announced at a gala on May 15 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and will take home national bragging rights and a cheque for $10,000.
In addition to the top prize, an Audience Award, Special Achievement Award for artistic achievements and exceptional worldwide contribution to music video art, and the Arthur Lipsett Award for innovative and unique approaches to music video art will also be handed out.
The Audience Award will be open to the entire Top 20 longlist of nominees, which you can revisit here, starting tomorrow (March 23). You'll be able to vote for your top pick here on Exclaim!, as well as on the Prism Prize website.
Last year's grand prize went to Timber Timbre for "Beat the Drum Slowly." Check out the full shortlist of nominees and an accompanying compilation video below.
2016 Prism Prize Finalists:
A Tribe Called Red - "Suplex" (Director: Jon Riera)
Braids - "Miniskirt" (Director: Kevan Funk)
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)