By: Staff –
The Prism Prize, an annual awards event that recognizes outstanding artistry in music video production, announced today the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year eligible for the 2022 Grand Prize, as voted by a jury of more than 130 of the top minds in Canadian music, film, and media arts. One of these videos will be awarded the $20,000 Grand Prize, the largest cash prize in the world for music videos, at a screening and awards presentation on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Toronto.
The 2022 Prism Prize Top 10 (in alphabetical order):
Mustafa – Ali (Director: Mustafa)
The Beaches – Blow Up (Director: Alex P. Smith)
Khanvict – Closer (Director: Anjali Nayar)
Debby Friday – Focus (Directors: Ryan Ermacora & Debby Friday)
Simon Leoza – La nuée (Director: Vincent René-Lortie)
Andy Shauf – Living Room (Director: Anne Douris)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Love Proceeding (Director: Jamal Burger)
Haviah Mighty – Protest (Directors: Kit Weyman & Chrris Lowe)
Chad VanGaalen – Samurai Sword (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Timid, Intimidating (Director: Winston Hacking)
All of the Top 10 finalists are also eligible for the Audience Award, which now comes with a $5,000 prize; all of the videos can be viewed here. Voting is currently open, with members of the public encouraged to vote for their favourite video from the Top 10 through Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at prismprize.com.
“As we celebrate our tenth year of the Prism Prize, we continue to be amazed by the incredible talent that exists within the Canadian music video scene” said Louis Calabro, Interim CEO at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Founder of Prism Prize. “Music videos represent a unique form of artistic freedom, and the groundbreaking works created by our Top 10 artists are a testament to our resilient and creative music industry.”
View the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year eligible for the 2022 Prism Prize at PrismPrize.com.