Kid. Studio Named Winner of 2017 Lipsett Award

 

KID. STUDIO

 

March 18, 2017

Prism Prize has announced KID. STUDIO as the recipient of the 2017 Lipsett Award (sponsored by MuchFACT).  Kid Studio is a creative house based in Toronto providing direction, design and film work. They describe themselves as "Inspired by our youth, influenced by our city" and have worked with such artists as Roy Woods, Saya and The Weeknd.  

The Lipsett Award is presented to a Canadian music video artist for their innovative and unique approach to music video art. Arthur Lipsett was a Canadian filmmaker best known for his sound collage films made for the National Film Board of Canada in the 1960s. Lipsett’s unique approach to editing sound and image earned much attention, as well as an Oscar Nomination in 1962 for the film Very Nice, Very Nice. 

Past winners include Kristof Brandl, Jared Raab and Scott Cudmore & Michael Leblanc

Watch the 2017 trailer below:

2017 Prism Prize Top 20 Announced

Prism Prize Names Top 20 Canadian Music Videos of the Year

Slaight Music Returns as Lead Sponsor in 2017

Top 20 Trailer: https://vimeo.com/prismprize/2017prismprizetop20

Toronto, ON – February 7, 2017 – The Prism Prize has announced the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year, as voted by a jury of more than 120 music, film and media arts professionals.

The Prism Prize Top 20 is based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution, and the winning video will be awarded $15,000.00 cash at the Prism Prize Award Presentation and Screening on May 14, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

THE 2017 PRISM PRIZE TOP 20 (in alphabetical order)

A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear - Stadium Pow Wow (Director: Kevan Funk)

Aidan Knight - What Light (Never Goes Dim) (Director: FT Langley)

Andy Shauf - The Magician (Director: Winston Hacking)

BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada - Lavender (Director: Fantavious Fritz)

Braids - Companion (Director: Kevan Funk)

Dilly Dally - Snakehead (Director: Scott Cudmore)

Grimes - Kill V. Maim (Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)

Harrison feat. Clairmont The Second - It’s Okay, I Promise (Director: Scott Cudmore)

Holy Fuck - Tom Tom (Director: Michael Leblanc)

Jazz Cartier - Red Alert / 100 Roses (Director: Jon Riera)

July Talk - Picturing Love (Director: Jared Raab)

Kaytranada - Lite Spots (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)

Lisa LeBlanc - Gold Diggin’ Hoedown (Director: Didier Charette)

PUP - DVP (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

PUP - Sleep in the Heat (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

Ronley Teper’s Lipliners - Lucky and Finnegan (Director: Davide Di Saro)

Somewhere Else feat. Majid Jordan - Move Together (Director: Helmi)

SonReal - Can I Get A Witness (Director: Peter Huang)

Tanya Tagaq - Retribution (Director: Brian Johnson)

Wintersleep - Amerika (DIrector: Scott Cudmore)

 

The Prism Prize is also happy to announce the return of Slaight Music as Lead Sponsor of the Prism Prize.

"The Prism Prize shines the light on talented artists both behind the camera and the microphone in addition to celebrating some of Canada’s most relevant musicians and directors,” says Derrick Ross, President of Slaight Music, “for that, we are proud to support the Prism Prize again this year.”

Slaight Music will present the Special Achievement Award, as well as a post-screening celebration following the 2017 Prism Prize Awards Presentation.

“Slaight Music promotes and fosters incredible new Canadian talent, providing them with an essential platform to be seen and heard. We are proud to associate Prism Prize with their great work, and look forward to another year celebrating these musicians together,” said Louis Calabro.

The Prism Prize Top Ten will be announced on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, along with the $15,000 Grand Prize for best Canadian music video of the year; organizers will present the Audience Award (presented by Noisey Canada); the Special Achievement Award (presented by Slaight Music) for artistic achievements and exceptional world-wide contribution to music video art; and the Lipsett Award (presented by MuchFACT) for innovative and unique approaches to music video art.

For more information, and a comprehensive list of the best Canadian music videos, check out www.prismprize.com.

ABOUT THE PRISM PRIZE

The Prism Prize is now the largest cash prize in the world for music videos. Established in 2012, it is an annual award recognizing outstanding artistry in Canadian music videos,and is produced by the not-for-profit Association for Music and Innovative Arts. The vision of the Prism Prize is to promote and support homegrown Canadian creative projects, and bolster the Canadian music landscape. Previous winners have included Philip Sportel for Kalle Mattson’s Avalanche (2016), Chad VanGaalen for Timber Timbre’s Beat The Drum Slowly (2015), Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife (2014), and Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E (2013).

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Prism Prize acknowledges the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

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Prism Prize Grand Prize Increased to $15,000 + New Website

Prism Prize Grand Prize Increased to $15,000 + New Website

The Prism Prize, a not-for-profit organization which celebrates the influential and globally recognized Canadian music scene, is back for its fifth consecutive year. This year, in recognition of extraordinary Canadian talent, the grand prize has been amped up from $10,000 to an impressive $15,000. To mark this milestone, a revamped website has been launched, and offers fans quick and easy access to curated lists of the best Canadian music videos, as well as upcoming activities, current news, and information on previous winners and nominees.

2016 Announcement

OCTOBER 7, 2015

PRISM PRIZE RETURNS FOR YEAR FOUR Introduces Top 20 • Grand Prize Doubled to $10,000

 
 

The Prism Prize returns for the fourth consecutive year to announce the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year will be doubled to $10,000!   Traditionally held in March, the Prism Prize Awards Presentation will move to Sunday, May 15, 2016 once again held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. This move is prompted by the introduction of the first-ever Prism Prize Top 20, which will allow for further recognition of deserving Canadian videos, filmmakers, and artists.   "2015 has been the strongest year for Canadian music videos ever. We are happy to spotlight 20 amazing videos, before announcing our Top Ten,” says Louis Calabro, Prism Prize Director. "The support Prism Prize has received from industry partners and the public for the past four years is another sign of Canadians being at the top of their game in the music and media arts environment.”   The Prism Prize will announce the Top 20 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, while the Top Ten will be announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, followed by the Prism Prize Screening and Awards Presentation on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.   The Prism Prize Screening and Awards Presentation will include a screening of the Top Ten videos, and award presentations including: the Special Achievement Award (presented by NewCanadianMusic.ca) for artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art; the Arthur Lipsett Award for innovative and unique approaches to music video art; the Audience Award (presented by Noisey Canada); and the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year.   All Prism Prize Award recipients, including the Grand Prize, Audience Award, Prism Prize Special Achievement Award and the Arthur Lipsett Award, will receive $2000 vouchers from William F. White for production equipment rentals, and an exclusive gift bag from MAC Cosmetics.   The Grand Prize is decided by a jury of over 120 Canadian music, film and media arts professionals. Videos are judged on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. Any Canadian music video, as defined by the CRTC, released between January 1 and December 31, 2015 may be considered for entry.   Past Prism Prize winners for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year include Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E (2013), Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire's Afterlife (2014), and Chad VanGaalen for Timber Timbre's Beat The Drum Slowly (2015).   Prism Prize is proud to host a comprehensive resource for music fans to watch the best Canadian music videos all in one place. Videos and news from Canada’s music video community are available throughout the year at www.prismprize.com.