Alice Glass, Charlotte Day Wilson make the Prism Prize shortlist

Watch all of Canadian music videos voted on by the jury as the 10 best of the year


Last month the Prism Prize announced its longlist of the best Canadian music videos of the year, and today it’s whittled it down to a shortlist of 10. 

Though the Weeknd and Clairmont The Second’s local sights-filled clips didn’t make the cut, it’s still a strong showing for Toronto artists , including NOW cover stars Charlotte Day Wilson, Feist, Daniel Caesar and Alvvays. 

The winner will be announced May 13 in a gala at TIFF Bell Lightbox where all 10 videos will be screened – apparently including, somehow, PUP’s interactive choose-your-own-adventure video for Old Wounds. The winning video will get $15,000. 

There will also be an Audience Award prize for any of 20 videos previously announced for the longlist, which you can vote on here. This year’s Prism Prize will also honour Karena Evans – recently in the news for directing the viral clip for Drake’s God’s Plan – with the Lipsett Award for innovative and unique approaches to music video art.

Watch all 10 videos below:

Alice Glass – Without Love (director: Floria Sigismondi)

Alvvays – Dreams Tonight (director: Matt Johnson) 

Charlotte Day Wilson – Work (director: Fantavious Fritz)

Cri feat. Ouri – Rush (director: Didier Charette)

Daniel Caesar – Freudian, A Visual (director: Keaven Yazdani and Sean Brown)

Feist – Century (director: Scott Cudmore)

Grimes feat. Janelle Monáe – Venus Fly (director: Grimes)

Jessie Reyez – Gatekeeper (director: Peter Huang)

Leonard Cohen – Leaving The Table (director: Christopher Mills)

PUP – Old Wounds (director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)

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