2023 Prism Prize is here: Top 10 Canadian Music Videos Shortlisted

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The top 10 Canadian music videos chosen as finalists for the Grand Prize at the 2023 Prism Prize Credits: Prism Prize

The top 10 Canadian music videos were picked as finalists for the Grand Prize at the 2023 Prism Prize. Unlocking the kaleidoscope of creativity and captivating the fusion of music visuals, Prism Prize emerges as a shining star in the field of Canadian music videos. This electrifying celebration showcases the crème de la crème (the best of the best) of Canadian music videos, where artists and filmmakers unleash their wildest ideas, from jaw-dropping visuals to mind-bending storytelling.

Get ready to be swept away on a rollercoaster ride of bold concepts, eye-popping aesthetics, and infectious beats that will have you dancing in your seat. A panel of over 135 creative professionals from the Canadian music, film, and media arts industries will vote for the best music video. The artist and director who won the Grand Prize will receive $20,000, which is the biggest cash prize for music videos worldwide. The winning music video will be announced and showcased at a live event in Toronto on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Tanya Tagaq among Top 10 Prism Award 2023 nominations; chosen for two music videos, Colonizer and Teeth Agape
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The Top 10 list of the 2023 Prism Prize are

The Top 10 selections of the 2023 Prism Prize are

  • Tanya Tagaq- Colonizer (Directors: Leah Fay Goldstein & Peter Dreimanis)
  • Amanda Sum – Different Than Before (Director: Mayumi Yoshida)
  • MorMor – Here It Goes Again (Director: Adrian Villagomez)
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Damn Right (Director: Sterling Larose)
  • Dan Mangan – Fire Escape (Director: Lester Lyons-Hookham)
  • Jessie Reyez – Mutual Friend (Director: Peter Huang)
  • BAMBII – Ride With Me (Directors: Kit Weyman & BAMBII)
  • Jean-Michel Blais – Passepied (Director: Adrian Villagomez)
  • PUP – Totally Fine (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • Tanya Tagaq – Teeth Agape (Director: David Seitz)

The Top 10 selections of the 2023 Prism Prize have an additional chance to shine with the fan-voted Audience Award, generously supported by Stingray. Not only will the winner receive the prestigious title, but they will also be awarded an impressive $5,000 prize.

Now it is your turn to be the judge! Members of the public can now watch all the Top 10 videos firsthand and cast their vote for their personal favorite before Thursday, June 15, 2023, only on PrismPrize.com. The winners will be unveiled during the exciting awards presentation on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Jessie Reyez
Jessie Reyez nominated in Top 10 Prism Awards 2023; chosen for music video Mutual Friend (Director: Peter Huang)
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Louis Calabro, Vice-President of Programming & Awards at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Founder of Prism Prize, said it has been observed that Canadian music videos have consistently pushed the limits of artistic expression and have become a valuable platform for highlighting the vast talent and diversity within our country’s music scene since the beginning of the Prism Prize.

The Top 10 videos, with their creativity and innovation, provide not just entertainment but also inspire emerging artists to push their boundaries and discover the limitless possibilities of music video production. These videos serve as a source of inspiration, encouraging others to explore their own artistic vision and create remarkable works in the realm of music videos, he continues.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids is nominated in the Top 10 2023 Prism Award, chosen for the music video Damn Right (Director: Sterling Larose)
Credits: the Comox Valley Record

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What is more in the prize of 2023 Prism Prize?

While there can be only one Grand Prize winner who will receive $20,000, all the Top 10 nominated filmmakers, including directors and producers, will be awarded complimentary membership to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, thanks to the kind support of Telefilm Canada.

In the vibrant realm where music and visuals intertwine, the 2023 Prism Prize has left an indelible mark. As we reflect on the exceptional talent and breathtaking artistry showcased through the competition, we are reminded of the many possibilities that music videos hold.

By Farheen Ali

It's Farheen. I hail from Bihar. I am a content writer and I love watching movies, specially thrillers of various kinds. My interest in writing and watching movies drove me to Otakukart. You can direct message me on farheensunny123@gmail.com

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