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Published on February 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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The 20 finalists for the 2018 Prism Prize for music video excellence have been revealed

The Prism Prize, Canada’s annual celebration of the art of the music video, works just like the Polaris Prize in that all the nominees are whittled down to a Long List before a Short List is finalized. In the end, the winner will face off for a cash prize of $15,000 at a ceremony at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on May 13.

Here’s a video that sums everything up.

The Long List itself looks like this with all the nominees in alphabetical order.

A Tribe Called Red feat. Black Bear – “Indian City” (Director: Combo Bravo)
Alice Glass – “Without Love” (Director: Floria Sigismondi)
Alvvays – “Dream Tonight “(Director: Matt Johnson)
Belle Game – “Spirit” (Director: Kheaven Lewandowski)
BEYRIES – “Son” (Director: Philippe Grenier)
Charlotte Day Wilson – “Work” (Director: Fantavious Fritz)
Clairmont The Second – “The Ave in You” (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Cri – “Rush” (Director: Didier Charette)
Daniel Caesar – “Freudian, a Visual” (Director: Keaven Yazdani and Sean Brown)
Feist – “Century” (Director: Scott Cudmore)
Flying Hórses – “Tölt” (Director: Alexandre Richard)
Grimes feat. Janelle Monae – “Venus Fly” (Director: Grimes)
Harrison – “Right Hook” (Director: Eva Michon)
Homeshake – “Every Single Thing” (Director: Wen hao Chang)
Husser – “Can’t Blame Em” (Director: Emilie Lavoie)
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” (Director: Peter Huang)
Leonard Cohen – “Leaving the Table” (Director: Christopher Mills)
PUP – “Old Wounds” (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux)
The Weeknd – “Secrets” (Director: Pedro Martin-Carelo)
Young Rival – “Elevator” (Director: John Smith)




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