Now in its 5th year, the Prism Prize is awarded to the director of the best music video in Canada.
The prize went to Martin C. Pariseau for directing Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” at last night’s ceremony in Toronto. The director also took home a $15,000 prize.
Following Kaytranada as he builds and befriends a robot, the video is a fun-loving narrative that will make you smile, laugh and appreciate its beautiful cinematography.
Other awards were handed out: Winston Hacking, director of Andy Shauf’s “The Magician” video, took home the Prism Prize Audience Award. Don Allan of Revolver Films, meanwhile, accepted the Prism Prize Special Achievement Award, which honours a Canadian music video maker for "their artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art on a world stage."
The Lipsett Award for "an innovative and unique approach to music video art" went to Kid. Studio and July Talk took home the Hi-Fidelity Award for “exhibiting a strong visual identity through music video"
Videos were judged based on “originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution.”
The full list of Prism Prize nominees is as follows:
Post by Dan Goldsmith