Toronto’s Mustafa has been crowned the winner of the 2022 Prism Prize for his audio online video “Ali.”
The self-directed online video was picked by a panel of above 130 esteemed sector professionals in Canadian tunes and visual arts. Mustafa took house the $20,000 Grand Prize for Canadian audio movie of the calendar year, surpassing 9 other movies from artists like Haviah Mighty, BADBADNOTGOOD, and additional.
The online video tackles the problem of gun violence via the lens of a local community struck by grief. Mustafa shines a light on the significant load of mourning and therapeutic after loss, as he honours the daily life of Ali Rizeig, a cherished friend, son, and brother from Regent Park who was killed in 2017.
“In our tenth year of the Prism Prize, it is clearer than ever that Canadian creatives are continuing to get the artwork of tunes movies to new heights, presenting persuasive and psychological visuals for audiences just about everywhere,” said Louis Calabro, VP of programming and awards at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Tv and founder of Prism Prize. “Mustafa’s ‘Ali’ is no exception—the movie is the fantastic accompaniment to the deeply shifting tune, a lovely tribute to Mustafa’s dear late pal, Ali Rizeig.”
The stay screening and awards presentation also offered the 2022 Particular Award recipients. Mustafa was picked for the Willie Dunn Award and received a $2,500 honorarium. When asked to select an rising Canadian resourceful to spotlight and be the beneficiary of the $2,500 he picked fellow Toronto-based rapper Puffy L’z.
Alongside Mustafa ended up a range of Canadian creatives regarded for their get the job done, which includes Chiiild, a Montreal-based mostly soul and jazz band, who received the Hello-Fidelity Award for revolutionary recording artists in tunes video clips. Toronto-dependent director Iris Kim was given the Lipsett Award, which celebrates a one of a kind technique to music movie artwork. Director and digital artist Sammy Rawa gained the Unique Achievement Award.
While “Ali” won the $20,000 prize, groups in the Leading 10 shortlist acquired $1,000 courtesy of Patron lover Slaight Audio. All Prism Prize Award recipients, which include the Grand Prize, Audience Award, and all Specific Award winners will obtain $2,500 in grants for rental gear courtesy of associates at William F. White Worldwide Inc.
To look at the music videos from this year’s nominees and winners stop by the official Prism Prize web-site.