Director Martin C. Pariseau wins 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada's Lite Spots music video

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Toronto, ON – May 14, 2017 - Martin C. Pariseau was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada’s Lite Spots music video. Pariseau was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario.

The Prism Prize Audience Award was presented to director Winston Hacking for Andy Shauf’s The Magician video, based on thousands of online votes collected in collaboration with Noisey Canada.

Don Allan of Revolver Films was also in attendance to accept the previously announced Prism Prize Special Achievement Award (presented by Slaight Music), honouring a Canadian music video artist for their artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art on a world stage.

Also honoured at the event was Kid. Studio, the recipient of the Lipsett Award (presented by MuchFACT), established to recognize an innovative and unique approach to music video art and July Talk was presented with the Hi-Fidelity Award (presented by FACTOR), for exhibiting a strong visual identity through music video.

All Prism Prize Award recipients, including the Grand Prize, Audience Award, Special Achievement Award, Hi-Fidelity Award and the Lipsett Award, received $2500 grants from William F. White for production equipment rentals, and all Top Ten nominees received an exclusive gift bag from MAC Cosmetics, and Hendrick’s Gin.

Plans for the sixth annual Prism Prize will be announced later this year. 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