Here Are the Top 10 Prism Prize Nominees for 2022

Mustafa, the Beaches, Andy Shauf, BADBADNOTGOOD, Haviah Mighty, Chad VanGaalen and more have made the cut

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 18, 2022

Having narrowed down 20 long-list nominees to 10, the annual Prism Prize — awarded to Canadian music videos recognized for their visual excellence — is less than two months away from awarding its 2022 winner.

Among this year's finalists are recent JUNO Award winners MustafaHaviah Mighty and the Beaches, as well as Khanvict, DEBBY FRIDAY, Simon Leoza, Andy Shauf and Chad VanGaalen, plus BADBADNOTGOOD, who have two videos nominated this year. See the full list of music videos and their directors below.

The winner will be awarded a $20,000 Grand Prize at a presentation and screening in Toronto on July 7. The short-listed nominees will win a cash prize of $1,000 courtesy of The Slaight Family Foundation. The Hi-Fidelity Award, the Lipsett Award, the Special Achievement Award and the Willie Dunn Award will also be presented on July 7.

"As we celebrate our 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, interim CEO at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the founder of Prism Prize. "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."

Last year's Prism Prize was awarded to Haviah Mighty and director Theo Kapodistrias for their "Thirteen" music video.

The 2022 Prism Prize Top 10:

Mustafa - "Ali" (Director: Mustafa)
The Beaches - "Blow Up" (Director: Alex P. Smith)
Khanvict - "Closer" (Director: Anjali Nayar)
DEBBY FRIDAY - "FOCUS" (Directors: Ryan Ermacora & DEBBY FRIDAY)
Simon Leoza - "La nuée" (Director: Vincent René-Lortie)
Andy Shauf - "Living Room" (Director: Anne Douris)
BADBADNOTGOOD - "Love Proceeding" (Director: Jamal Burger)
Haviah Mighty - "Protest" (Directors: Kit Weyman & Chrris Lowe)
Chad VanGaalen - "Samurai Sword" (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
BADBADNOTGOOD - "Timid, Intimidating" (Director: Winston Hacking)

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