3rd Annual Prism Prize Awards Gala
Spring is finally in the air and that means that the 3rd Annual Prism Prize Awards are near. For those who are like huh? The Prism Prize is a national juried award established to recognize the artistry and creativity of modern music video in Canada. 100 Canadian music and film industry professionals from all mediums, be it print/web, film, radio or the arts, nominate videos they feel should be lauded, and from those nominations 10 videos are selected.
Once the shortlist of 10 has been confirmed, the jury is then tasked with deciding which shall walk away with the coveted Prism Prize and accompanying cash reward. The criteria the jurors are asked to consider are Originality, Creativity, Style, Innovation, Effective Execution
The Prism Prize is thrilled to announce the host, presenters and attending nominees for the Prism Prize Awards Presentation this Sunday, March 29, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. For the first time ever the Prism Prize Awards Presentation is open to the public, with limited tickets available at www.prismprize.com/tickets.
The Prism Prize Awards Presentation will be hosted by star of City’s Sunnyside Kathleen Phillips, while presenters will hand out the Grand Prize, Audience Award (presented by Noisey Canada), Prism Prize Special Achievement Award and the Arthur Lipsett Award (sponsored by Art Works Art School).
The Prism Prize presenters include 2014 Prism Prize winner Emily Kai Bock; Host of OMNI TV’s V-Mix, Dilshad Burman; Host of E! Canada, Tyrone Edwards; Host of AUX.TV, Sam Sutherland; VJ and Host of the MUCH Countdown Liz Trinnear; artist and musician Maylee Todd; producer and writer Scott Willats; and Broken Social Scene’s BrendanCanning.
Prism Prize Top Ten nominees in attendance will include: Kandle, Christopher Mills, Chad VanGaalen, Kevin Drew, Lee Stringle, Samir Rehem, Natalie Rae Robison, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Chandler Levack, Jared Raab, Martin C. Pariseau, and Kheaven Lewandowski.
THE 2015 PRISM PRIZE TOP TEN (in alphabetical order, by director name):
The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine (Directors: Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc)
PUP – Guilt Trip (Directors: Chandler Levack and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
Fur Trade – Same Temptation (Director: Kheaven Lewandowski)
Rich Aucoin – Yelling in Sleep (Director: Joel Mackenzie)
Ryan Hemsworth – Snow in Newark (Director: Martin C. Pariseau)
Kandle – Not Up to Me (Director: Natalie Rae Robison)
Kevin Drew – You in Your Were (Director: Samir Rehem)
Odonis Odonis – Order in the Court (Director: Lee Stringle)
Chad VanGaalen – Monster (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
Timber Timbre – Beat the Drum Slowly (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
The Prism Prize winning video for Best Canadian Music Video will be awarded the Prism Prize trophy and a cash reward of $5000. A new and exciting benefit for all Prism Prize Award winners comes from William F. White, who will provide $2000 equipment vouchers for all Prism Prize Award winners. Whites is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. Past Prism Prize winners for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year include Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E (2013) and Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife (2014).