MuchFACT Hands Out $467k In New Awards

On Friday, Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced the 25 fund recipients from the February 10 music committee meeting. With more than 201 applications considered, a total of $467,496 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

MuchFACT also pointed out that they will again sponsor the JUNO Award for Video of the Year. Three out of five of the 2016 nominees are MuchFACT recipients: “For the Town” bySonReal, directed by Peter Huang; “Dark Days” by Pup, directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack; and “Virgins” by Death From Above 1979, directed by Eva Michon.

Those three clips plus four more MuchFACT recipients feature on the Top 20 longlist for the annual Prism Prize, which celebrates the best in Canadian music videos from the past year. Those other four nominees are “Suplex” by A Tribe Called Red, directed by Jon Riera; “Visions” by Absolutely Free, directed by Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc; “How Can It Be” by Harrison, directed by Maxime Lamontagne; “and “Black Body” by Spek Won, directed by Mark Valino.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the February 10, 2016 music committee meeting are as follows:

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Coeur de pirate – “Undone”
Dan Talevski – “Knock Me Off My Feet”
Down With Webster – “All My Life”
DVBBS – “Soul Trippin’”
Sickick – “Roll Through”
Tasha The Amazon – “Picasso Leaning”
The Darcys – “Miracle”
Zeds Dead ft. Twin Shadow – “Stardust”

Absolutely Free – “My Dim Age”
Adventure Club – “Limitless”
Classified – “Having Kids Is Easy”
Fjord – “I Get It Now”
Humans – “Water Water”
Humble The Poet – “Different Tokes/Sarco/Beauty With A Black Eye”
RALPH – “Something More”
STACEY – “First Move”
Tokyo Police Club for “Not My Girl”
VILLAS – “Fuckin Round On You”
Wasiu – “Outer Space”
Young Wolf Hatchlings – “Right Where You Are”

Murda Beatz ft. Swae Lee (Rae Sremmurd), Royce Rizzy & Madeintyo – “Party Bus”
Roy Woods – “Drama ft. Drake”
Skratch Bastid – “Dirty Laundry”

Bell Media’s MuchFACT has helped to launch the careers of some of Canada’s best and brightest artists, including A Tribe Called Red, Arcade Fire, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, Carly Rae Jepsen, Celine Dion, Down With Webster, Dragonette, Feist, Grimes, k.d. lang, Keys N Krates, k-os, Majiid Jordan, Matt Mays, Metric, Mother Mother, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts,Serena Ryder, The Tragically Hip, and many more. MuchFACT has also had a great impact on developing Canadian directors, many of whom have gone on to direct award-winning music videos, as well as feature films and documentaries.

The next deadline for submitting MuchFACT applications is Thursday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at



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