Kevan Funk Wins The Prism Prize
The BC video and film director (pictured) took home the $15K Grand Prize in Toronto last night for his provocative clip for Belle Game's Low. Other winners were Johnny Jansen, Soleil Denault, Clairmont The Second, and Lacey Duke, while the evening showcased the serious creative talent working in Canadian music videos.
By Kerry Doole
ABOUT THE PRISM PRIZE
Now entering its seventh year, the Prism Prize is the largest cash prize in the world for music videos. Established in 2012, it is an annual award recognizing outstanding artistry in Canadian music videos and is now produced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Canadian Academy). Becoming a division of The Academy allows Prism Prize to promote and support homegrown Canadian creative projects, and bolster the Canadian music landscape. In addition to this acquisition, and through collaboration with RBC Foundation’s RBCxMusic, Prism Prize launched their inaugural Music Video Production Project (MVP Project) grant to director/ producer/ artists represented heavily across the country.
Previous winners of Prism Prize’s Grand Prize have included Fantavious Fritz for Charlotte Day Wilson’s Work (2018), Martin C. Pariseau for Kaytranada’s Lite Spots (2017), Philip Sportel for Kalle Mattson’s Avalanche (2016), Chad VanGaalen for Timber Timbre’s Beat The Drum Slowly (2015), Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife (2014), and Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E (2013).