Karena Evans Named Winner of 2018 Lipsett Award


Karena Evans Named Winner of 2018 Lipsett Award

February 23, 2018

Prism Prize has announced arena Evans as the recipient of the 2018 Lipsett Award (sponsored by Bell Media).  

Evans is a director, actor and writer from Toronto, and protégé of veteran music video director and filmmaker Director X.  Over the past year, Evans has skyrocketed into the public-eye, having added her cinematic stamp to videos for artists including ROC Nation and XO's Belly, OVO's PLAZA, and Toronto's anders, and most recently directed the video for Drake's "God's Plan."  Evans has also worked with CBC Arts’ on the 10-part series “Heartbreak to Art,” Nike’s Air Max commercial campaign and a heartfelt “Black Lives Matter” social commentary piece. Her highly stylized work is approached with a keen eye for composition, and shifts in format. 

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 of this award nclude KID. STUDIO, ristof Brandl, Jared Raab and Scott Cudmore & Michael Leblanc.

Watch the 2018 Lipsett Award video here: