The Prism Prize is back honouring the best Canadian music video released between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Their jury, which you can take a look at here and comprises over 120 Canadian music, film and media professionals, is currently deliberating over the hundreds of eligible videos.
Whose eligible for the 2015 Prism Prize?
They use the CRTC definition of Canadian music video, which can be found here, and the 2015 edition of the award is open to any video released in the 2014 calendar year. You can check out the full list of eligible music videos over at their website by clicking here. [If you’re interested, you can consult the full rules here.]
How does The Prism Prize work?
The jury is currently deliberating for this year’s prize, with The Prism Prize Top 10 announcement coming on February 10, 2015 and the Winner’s Announcement coming on March 29, 2015.
This year’s Winner’s Announcement will be made at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation (March 29) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which will be open to the public for the first time ever! Tickets will be going on sale on January 21, 2015. Besides the Grand Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year featuring the Prism Prize trophy and a cash reward of $5000, awards will also be handed out for the following: Special Achievement Award for artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art, the Arthur Lipsett Award for innovative and unique approaches to music video art, and the Audience Award.
Past winners of The Prize Prize are Noah Pink (for Rich Aucoin’s “Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E.”) in 2013 and Emily Kai Bock (for Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”) in 2014.
In the meantime, check out this really cool trailer for the 2015 Prism Prize: