Here are the Prism Prize 2017’s top 20 music videos

Two PUP videos – and director Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux – make the list, chosen by a jury of more than 120 industry and arts professionals


Today the Prism Prize announced its shortlist of 20 Canadian music videos eligible to win the $15,000 grand prize on May 14. It’s a stellar list – every single nominee has produced incredibly creative, innovative work – proving that the format isn’t going anywhere.

Here are this year’s nominees:

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)

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