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Chad VanGaalen Wins 2015 Prism Prize For Best Canadian Music Video‏‎

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Taylor Kirk of Timber Timbre (left), and Chad VanGaalen accepting the Prism Prize award for best Canadian music video. (Photo: Matthew Kozovski)

Taylor Kirk of Timber Timbre (left), and Chad VanGaalen accepting the Prism Prize award for best Canadian music video. (Photo: Matthew Kozovski)

On Sunday, March 29, director Chad VanGaalen won the 2015 Prism Prize for Timber Timbre’s “Beat The Drum Slowly” music video at the Prism Prize Top Ten Screening and Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Chad VanGaalen, who was also nominated for his own song “Monster”, was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $5,000 award.

Director Natalie Rae Robison won the Prism Prize Audience Award for Kandle’s “Not Up To Me”, based on thousands of online votes.

Also honoured during the event was director Jared Raab, who was in attendance to accept the Arthur Lipsett Award, established to recognize an innovative and unique approach to music video art. Organizers also awarded animator and cinematographer Christopher Mills (Interpol, Modest Mouse, Metric) with the Prism Prize Special Achievement Award, honouring a Canadian music video artist for their artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art on a world stage.

William F. White, Canada’s oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment, provided $2000 equipment vouchers for all Prism Prize Award winners including the Grand Prize, Audience Award, Prism Prize Special Achievement Award and the Arthur Lipsett Award.

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