Announces Recipient of the Special Achievement Award
The Prism Prize is proud to announce the recipient of the Special Achievement Award is Director X, who is also a Prism Prize Top Ten nominee this year as the director for "Hotline Bling" by Drake. Director X will be in attendance at the Prism Prize Screening and Awards Presentation on Sunday, May 15, 2016 to accept the award in person. Tickets to the Prism Prize Screening and Awards Presentation are on sale now at prismprize.com/tix.
Director X, originally from Toronto, Ontario, has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists including Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, and Kendrick Lamar resulting in numerous MTV and Much Music Music Video Awards. His first feature film Across the Line has its theatrical debut this month.
The Prism Prize Special Achievement Award is given each year to a Canadian music video artist for their artistic achievements and exceptional contribution to music video art on a world stage. The award is presented by FYI Music News, a daily newsletter focusing on the Canadian music industry, offering a tightly written digest of key events and news of the day in Canada and beyond, at the start of each workday.
On Sunday, May 15 the Prism Prize Screening and Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox will include a screening of the Top Ten videos, and award presentations including: the $10,000 Grand Prize for best Canadian music video of the year; the Audience Award (presented by Noisey Canada); the Special Achievement Award (presented by FYI Music News); and the Arthur Lipsett Award (presented by MuchFACT) for innovative and unique approaches to music video art.
All Prism Prize Award recipients will receive $2000 grants from William F. White for production equipment rentals, and all Top Ten nominees will receive an exclusive gift bag from MAC Cosmetics.
Prism Prize is proud to host a comprehensive resource for music fans to watch the best Canadian music videos all in one place. Videos and news from Canada’s music video community are available throughout the year at www.prismprize.com.