Emily Kai Bock wins Prism Prize for Arcade Fire video

A scene from "Afterlife" by Arcade Fire, directed by Emily Kai Bock. YouTube

TORONTO — Emily Kai Bock, director of Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife” video, has been named winner of the Prism Prize, which recognizes the best Canadian music video of the previous year.

The $5,000 award was presented Sunday night in Toronto.

“Afterlife” appears on the Montreal band’s latest album, Reflecktor.

Bock, 30, also directed the nominated video “Childhood End” by Majical Cloudz.

A Toronto native, Bock moved to Montreal in 2008 and now works regularly in the U.S. In addition to music videos, she has directed several short films.

The Prism Prize shortlist of 10 was determined by a jury of more than 90 Canadian music and film industry professionals.

The other contenders this year were The Belle Game’s “River” (Kheaven Lewandowski), Jessy Lanza’s “Kathy Lee” (Lee Skinner), Keys N Krates’ “Dum Dee Dum” (Amos Leblanc), Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” (X & Drake), Shad’s “Fam Jam” (Che Kothari), Hollerado’s “So It Goes” (Marc Ricciardelli), Arcade Fire’s “Reflecktor” (Anton Corbijn) and Young Galaxy’s “New Summer” (Ivan Grbovic).

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The winner of the audience award was Lewandowski for “River.”

Last year’s winner of the inaugural Prism Prize was Rich Aucoin’s “Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E.” directed by Noah Pink.

BELOW: Watch the video for “Afterlife” by Arcade Fire.

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