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Feist, Allison Russell, Mustafa Music Videos Shortlisted for 2024 Prism Prize

The prestigious Grand Prize award is lucrative, presenting $20K to the artist and director behind the Canadian music video deemed best of the year.

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Sarah Melvin & Colby Richardson

This morning (May 15), the Canadian Academy announced the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year.

These videos, selected from a pool of 300, have been shortlisted for the Prism Prize’s Grand Prize, which awards the artist and director with a $20,000 CAD cash prize, the most lucrative award in the realm of music videos worldwide.


Singer-songwriter Feist, pop rock group The Beaches, roots artist and Grammy-winner Allison Russell, musician and poet Mustafa, and hip hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids (who took home the prize last year, for "Damn Right") are all amongst the shortlisted nominees.

Since its introduction in 2013, the Prism Prize has been celebrating outstanding work in Canadian music video production. The shortlist is determined by a jury of more than 120 leading figures in Canadian music, film, and media arts. In evaluating the music videos, the jury considers elements such as originality, style, creativity, innovation, and execution.

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Each of the Top 10 finalists are also eligible for the fan-voted Audience Award, which comes with a $2,500 CAD prize for the winner.

"As the Prism Prize continues to illuminate the dynamic landscape of Canadian music videos, it serves as a testament to the boundless creativity flourishing within our nation's music community,” said Louis Calabro, Vice-President, Programming & Awards, at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Founder of Prism Prize, in a press release.

Along with the Grand Prize and Audience Awards, the Prism Prize annually recognizes a group of Special Award recipients who are honoured for their achievements and contributions to the music industry, both in Canada and abroad. These Special Award recipients will be unveiled alongside the Grand Prize and Audience Award winners when the Prism Prize Class of 2024 is announced on Thursday, June 25.

A celebration of the Class of 2024 will take place in July, featuring a screening of the Top 10 videos and the work of Special Award recipients.

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Find the full Prism Prize shortlist below, as well as more information about the Special Awards. Music lovers and fans alike can now view all of the Top 10 videos and cast their vote for their favourite through Thursday, June 6 at prismprize.com.

The 2024 Prism Prize Top 10 (in alphabetical order):

  • Blame Brett - Artist: The Beaches | Director: Ievy Stamatov
  • Borrow Trouble - Artist: Feist | Directors: Mary Rozzi, Colby Richardson, Heather Goodchild & Leslie Feist
  • Demons - Artist: Allison Russell | Director: Ethan Tobman
  • feral canadian scaredy cat - Artist: young friend | Director: Sterling Larose & Zachary Vague
  • I’m Good - Artist: Snotty Nose Rez Kids | Director: Sterling Larose
  • I Wanna Be Your Right Hand - Artist: Nemahsis | Directors: Norman Wong & Amy Gardner
  • My Mind At Ease - Artist: Dominique Fils-Aimé | Director: Adrian Villagomez
  • Name of God - Artist & Director: Mustafa
  • Of Woods And Seas - Artist: Alaskan Tapes | Director: Andrew De Zen
  • Revenge of the Orchestra (feat. Magugu) - Artist: Apashe | Director: Adrian Villagomez

Prism Prize Special Awards

● The Hi-Fidelity Award (supported by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters) established to recognize recording artists who utilize music video in innovative ways.

● The Lipsett Award, established to celebrate a unique approach to music video art.

● The Special Achievement Award (supported by The Slaight Family Foundation) established to recognize an exceptional contribution to music video art on the world stage.

● The Willie Dunn Award (supported by Telefilm Canada) presented to a Canadian trailblazer who has demonstrated excellence within the music, music video and/or film production communities, in the lead-up to the presentation.

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