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Concert Photography, Music

Photos: 2019 Prism Prize Gala @ TIFF Lightbox

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos – 

TORONTO, ON – MAY 13: Clairmont The Second appears at the Prism Prize gala at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto on May 13, 2019. (Photo: Joanna Glezakos/Aesthetic Magazine)

On May 13th, the Prism Prize announced that director Kevan Funk won the Grand Prize of the 2019 Prism Prize for Belle Game’s music video for “Low.” Funk was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Director Johnny Jansen won the 2019 Prism Prize Audience Award for Said The Whale’s “UnAmerican” video, based on thousands of online votes on prismprize.com.

Also honoured at the event was Soleil Denault, the recipient of the Lipsett Award that is established to recognize an innovative and unique approach to music video art and Clairmont The Second was presented with the Hi-Fidelity Award, for exhibiting a strong visual identity through music video.

Lacey Duke was previously announced as 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.

Previous winners of Prism Prize’s Grand Prize have included Fantavious Fritz for Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Work” (2018), Martin C. Pariseau for Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” (2017), Philip Sportel for Kalle Mattson’s “Avalanche” (2016), Chad VanGaalen for Timber Timbre’s “Beat The Drum Slowly” (2015), Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife” (2014), and Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s “Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E” (2013).

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