Kevan Funk was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Prism Prize for Belle Game’s music video for “Low.” Kevan 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 2019 Prism Prize Audience Award was presented to director Johnny Jansen for Said The Whale’s “UnAmerican” video, based on thousands of online votes on prismprize.com.
Also honoured at the event was Soleil Denault, the recipient of the Lipsett Award that is established to recognize an innovative and unique approach to music video art and Clairmont The Second was presented with the Hi-Fidelity Award (supported by FACTOR), for exhibiting a strong visual identity through music video.
Lacey Duke was previously announced as the 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.
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. All Prism Prize Top 10 runners-up receive $500 cash each, courtesy of Slaight Music.
Plans for the 8th 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 www.prismprize.com.