Published Mar 27, 2018Earlier this year, the Prism Prize unveiled its list of 20 finalists in contention for this year's title, and now that's been whittled down to a final shortlist of 10 nominees.
The prize honours the best Canadian music video of the year, and the winner receives $15,000. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on May 13.
In addition to the grand prize, three additional awards will also be presented. The Lipsett Award "for innovative and unique approaches to video art" will go to Karena Evans — who was selected for the title even before her video for Drake's "God's Plan" dropped.
The Special Achievement Award for "exceptional world-wide contribution to music video art" will be announced on April 10, while the Hi-Fidelity Award will be awarded "a recording artist who has used video art to represent their work in a consistently creative and innovative way" prior to the May 13 ceremony.
The winning decisions are made based on votes from a jury made up of more than 120 Canadian music, film, media and arts professionals, who judge the videos based on "originality, style, creativity, innovation and effective execution."
There's also an Audience Award to be handed out, picked from the list of 20 finalists and decided on by fans. Enter Exclaim!'s contest here to cast your vote and become eligible to win a pair of all-access tickets to the May 13 gala.
Without further ado, check out the freshly unveiled list of Prism Prize finalists below.
Last year's Prism Prize was won by Kaytranada for "Lite Spots."
2018 Prism Prize Finalists:
Alice Glass - "Without Love" (Director: Floria Sigismondi)
Alvvays - "Dreams Tonite" (Director: Matt Johnson)
Charlotte Day Wilson - "Work (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
Cri ft. Ouri - "Rush" (Director: Didier Charette)
Daniel Caesar - "Freudian, a Visual" (Directors: Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown)
Feist - "Century" (Director: Scott Cudmore)
Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe - "Venus Fly" (Director: Grimes)
Jessie Reyez - "Gatekeeper" (Director: Peter Huang)
Leonard Cohen - "Leaving the Table" (Director: Christopher Mills)
PUP - "Old Wounds" (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)