Prism Returns For Year Three

NOVEMBER 26, 2014


$5,000 to be awarded to the Best Canadian Music Video of 2014

[tubepress video="Zl2nBoEAEEk" title="false" description="false" theme="youtube" playerLocation="shadowbox" embeddedHeight="inherit" embeddedWidth="920"]

The Prism Prize returns for the third consecutive year to honour the Best Canadian Music Video released in the 2014 calendar year. The Prism Prize Top Ten will be announced Tuesday, February 10, 2015, followed by the Prism Prize Awards Presentation on Sunday, March 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.   Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 21, 2015. For the first time ever the Prism Prize Awards Presentation will be open to the public, and will include a screening of the Top Ten videos at TIFF Bell Lightbox. In addition to the Top Ten screening, several awards will be presented, including the Special Achievement Award 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, and the Grand Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year featuring the Prism Prize trophy and a cash reward of $5000. 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) and Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife (2014).   The Prism Prize jury, comprised of over 120 Canadian industry professionals from the music, film and media worlds, has begun the process of sifting through hundreds of eligible clips. Videos will be 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, 2014 may be considered for entry. Included on the jury are: Stuart Berman (Pitchfork), Carl Wilson (Slate), Bruce LaBruce (Filmmaker), Ben Rayner (Toronto Star), Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (Filmmaker), Max Mertens (Rolling Stone), Sarah Millman (Video artist/designer), Theodore Ushev (Animator), and many more. For the complete list of jurors, please visit 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   Prism Prize is happy to welcome Slaight Music as a Lead Sponsor, joining a remarkable cast of supporters, including FACTOR, Art Works Art School, Yangaroo, and Exclaim! Prism Prize acknowledges the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters. Media Contact: FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc., 416.533.7710 @FLIP_Publicity Damien Nelson,