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News

Prism Prize Award Winners

Director Martin C. Pariseau was announced as the Grand Prize winner for Best Canadian Music Video at the 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada’s 'Lite Spots" music video. Pariseau was on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Awards Presentation in Toronto, Ontario.

Full winners are as follows:

Prism Prize Releases Top 10 Best Canadian Video List

The Prism Prize today announced the Top Ten best Canadian music videos of the year, as voted by a jury of more than 120 Canadian music, film and media arts professionals. After viewing hundreds of music videos, jurors selected the Prism Prize Top 20 and Top Ten based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. The jury will vote once more to determine the Prism Prize winner, who will receive the $15,000 Grand Prize at the Awards Presentation on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

THE 2017 PRISM PRIZE TOP TEN (in alphabetical order):

  • A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear - Stadium Pow Wow (Director: Kevan Funk)
  • Andy Shauf - The Magician (Director: Winston Hacking)
  • BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada - Lavender (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
  • Grimes - Kill V. Maim (Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)
  • Harrison feat. Clairmont The Second - It’s Okay, I Promise (Director: Scott Cudmore)
  • July Talk - Picturing Love (Director: Jared Raab)
  • Kaytranada - Lite Spots (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)
  • PUP - DVP (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • PUP - Sleep in the Heat (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • Wintersleep - Amerika (Director: Scott Cudmore)

Visit www.prismprize.com for more details!

Berlin Musiv Video Awards - Call For Entries

The Berlin Music Video Awards 2017 will take place from the 17th to the 20th of May at the brand new Nuke Club in Friedrichshain, heart of the artistic hive that is Berlin.

The independent international music video festival, which celebrates this year its fifth birthday, was born with the idea of offering talented known and unknown filmmakers a platform to network and share their art. The Berlin Music Video Awards have become one of the most important events in the European music video industry.

Director Alex Nicholson signs with Kode Media

KODE has signed Alex Nicholson, the multi-award winning director and avid Sunderland supporter, onto its global roster of directors. 

Since working with Alex on previous projects, KODE has been working to bring the D&AD Next Director nominee into the fold for the last six months. The production company will rep Alex throughout Europe and U.S – from its offices in London and New York respectively. 

Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicholas Randall

[via press release]

Bullitt kicks off a busy new year by expanding its roster with Nicolas Randall, a director and creative director known for the striking production design, distinctive color palettes, and the photographic quality he brings to each frame. Possessing a deep understanding of the creative advertising process, Nicolas works at the intersection of art, music, commerce and culture, for innovative agencies and brands including Land Rover and Roberto Cavalli.  

Black Dog UK Signs Directors Karni & Saul

Karni & Saul have signed to RSA Films and Black Dog Films for UK representation.

The BAFTA-nominated directing duo like to create what they call "casual fantasy”, a place where beautiful photography and film can meet animation and magical elements. They have produced and directed award-winning short films, ads, and music promos across several different disciplines. Clients include Katie Melua, The Staves, Micha p hinson, Beth Orton, Flogging Molly, Sainsbury's, and Maynards amongst others.  

Beyonce "Formation" Wins Best Music Video Grammy

All hail Queen Bey, who took home an early (pre-telecast) win for Best Music Video:

  • Beyoncé "Formation" — Melina Matsoukas, video director | Candice Dragonas, Juliette Larthe, Nathan Scherrer & Inga Veronique, video producer | Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

And for all you Longform fans, director Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years won for Best Music Film.

Prism Prize Announces Top 20 Best Canadian Video Shortlist

The Prism Prize has announced the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year, as voted by a jury of more than 120 music, film and media arts professionals.

The Prism Prize Top 20 is based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution, and the winning video will be awarded $15,000.00 cash at the Prism Prize Award Presentation and Screening on May 14, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

THE 2017 PRISM PRIZE TOP 20 (in alphabetical order)

  • A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear - Stadium Pow Wow (Director: Kevan Funk)
  • Aidan Knight - What Light (Never Goes Dim) (Director: FT Langley)
  • Andy Shauf - The Magician (Director: Winston Hacking)
  • BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Kaytranada - Lavender (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
  • Braids - Companion (Director: Kevan Funk)
  • Dilly Dally - Snakehead (Director: Scott Cudmore)
  • Grimes - Kill V. Maim (Directors: Claire and Mac Boucher)
  • Harrison feat. Clairmont The Second - It’s Okay, I Promise (Director: Scott Cudmore)
  • Holy Fuck - Tom Tom (Director: Michael Leblanc)
  • Jazz Cartier - Red Alert / 100 Roses (Director: Jon Riera)
  • July Talk - Picturing Love (Director: Jared Raab)
  • Kaytranada - Lite Spots (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)
  • Lisa LeBlanc - Gold Diggin’ Hoedown (Director: Didier Charette)
  • PUP - DVP (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • PUP - Sleep in the Heat (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
  • Ronley Teper’s Lipliners - Lucky and Finnegan (Director: Davide Di Saro)
  • Somewhere Else feat. Majid Jordan - Move Together (Director: Helmi)
  • Son Real - Can I Get A Witness (Director: Peter Huang)
  • Tanya Tagaq - Retribution (Director: Brian Johnson)
  • Wintersleep - Amerika (Director: Scott Cudmore)

The Prism Prize Top Ten will be announced on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

For more information, check out www.prismprize.com.