The Prism Prize is proud to announce Soleil Denault as the recipient of the 2019 Lipsett Award.
The Prism Prize Lipsett Award is presented to a Canadian music video artist for their innovative and unique approach to music video art.
Based in Montreal, Soleil Denault boasts a body of work that spans the music, fashion and advertising industries. Her meticulous work ethic and keen eye for bold colour sequences has resulted in stunning music video work, most often and notably in collaboration with rising electronic duo Milk & Bone.
Soleil’s unique vision has produced work that feels very modern, thanks in part to her striking and stylistic art direction. She has built a reputation for creating dream-like atmospheres in her work - haunting, yet ethereal - and never shies away from touching on femininity and sensuality.
“Soleil has created some of the most beautiful and exciting work we’ve seen recently. She brings such an extraordinary vision to the videos, and produces unforgettable visuals,” said Academy Vice-President of Programming and Prism Prize Founder, Louis Calabro. “We’re proud to celebrate Soleil’s body of work and look forward to what comes next.”
An announcement trailer including some of Soleil Denault’s work can be viewed below.
On Monday, May 13, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Soleil Denault will be presented with the Prism Prize statue, a $2500 grant from William F. White for production equipment rentals, and an exclusive gift bag from MAC Cosmetics. At the May 13 event, in addition to presenting the Lipsett Award, Prism Prize will reveal the winner of the $15,000 Grand Prize for best Canadian music video of the year.