The Prism Prize will once again be awarded to the best Canadian music video, and the list of 2019 finalists has just been revealed.
The winner is voted on by a jury of more than 120 Canadian music, film and arts professionals, and the videos are judged on originality, style, creativity, innovation and effective execution.
The winner will be gifted the $15,000 grand prize during a screening and ceremony on May 13 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. The shortlist of 10 finalists will be announced in April.
Last year`s Prism Prize went to Charlotte Day Wilson for "Work" she used the prize money to create a film grant for female and non-binary directors.
Without further ado, check out the Top 20 finalists for the 2019 Prism Prize and watch a compilation video of their work below.
Top 20 Prism Prize Finalists 2019:
Arkells – "People`s Champ" (Director: Matt Barnes)
Bahamas – "No Depression" (Director: Ali J. Eisner)Belle Game – "Low" (Director: Kevan Funk)
Blue Hawaii – "Do You Need Me" (Director: Kevan Funk)
Cadence Weapon – "High Rise" (Director: Lester Millado)
Chad VanGaalen – "Host Body" (Director: Chad VanGaalen)Charlotte Cardin – "The Kids" (Director: Kristof Brandl)Clairmont The Second – "Gheeze" (Director: Clairmont The Second)Classified – "Powerless" (Director: Andrew Hines)Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. – "Best Part, a Visual" (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown)
Deadmau5 – "Monophobia" (Directors: Nick DenBoer & Kenny Hotz)
Drake – "Nice For What" (Director: Karena Evans)Harrison ft. Ralph – "Your Girl" (Directors: Ft. Langley)
Jean-Michel Blais – "Dans ma main" (Directors: Mauriès Matos)
Jessie Reyez – "Body Count" (Director: Peter Huang)
Rich Aucoin – "The Middle" (Director: Meags Fitzgerald)Said The Whale – "UnAmerican" (Director: Johnny Jansen)
So Loki – "Athletes World" (Director: Lucas Hrubizna)
SonReal – "Have A Nice Day" (Director: Peter Huang)The Weather Station - "Impossible" (Director: Colin Medley)
2019 Prism Prize Top 20 from Prism Prize on Vimeo.