Video of the moment
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Now in its third year, the Prism Prize honours the best Canadian music videos of the year. Like the Polaris Prize, it is judged by a large group of jurors (over 120, including yours truly) selected from the worlds of music, film, broadcast and web media. For the first time ever the Prism Prize Awards Presentation will be open to the public, and the show takes place on Sunday March 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. New Canadian Music is one of the principal event sponsors.
The winner for Best Canadian Music Video of 2014 will receive a $5,000 Grand Prize at the Awards. It will be one of the Top Ten nominees that have already been announced. The list (in random order) is as follows:
Kevin Drew - "You In Your Were" Directed by Samir Rehem (above)
The New Pornographers - "Dancehall Domine" Directed by Scott Cudmore and Michael Leblanc
Chad VanGaalen - "Monster" Directed by Chad VanGaalen
Kandle - " Not Up to Me" Directed by Natalie Rae Robison
Fur Trade - "Same Temptation" Directed by Kheaven Lewandowski
Rich Aucoin: "Yelling In Sleep" Directed by Joel Mackenzie
Timber Timbre - "Beat the Drum Slowly" Directed by Chad VanGaalen
Ryan Hemsworth "Snow in Newark" Directed by Martin C. Pariseau
PUP - "Guilt Trip" Directed by Chandler Levack and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Odonis Odonis - "Order in the Court" Directed by Lee Stringle