Hof Gold Prize of the Friedrich Baur Foundation Awarded by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Memory of Heinz Badewitz


The Hof Gold Prize of the Friedrich Baur Foundation will be awarded by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in memory of Heinz Badewitz to a filmmaker for a first full-length feature film. The award consists of a certified gold bar worth about 35,000 euros. Additionally, the mentor will provide artistic consultation to the award winner for the duration of one year for the development of a new film.

All directors whose first full-length feature films premiere at the Hof International Film Festival and are German feature film productions are eligible for the Hof Gold Prize.

The Film and Media Arts Department of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts will annually select a mentor from the Film and Media Arts department who will determine the award winner. This year, Bernhard Sinkel, director, screenwriter, producer and head of the film department of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, has taken on mentoring responsibility.

Award donors

Award winners

2020 sevgi chris hirschhauser 01

2020

Sevgi und Chris Hirschhäuser

for Toprak

2019 lothar herzog 01

2019

Lothar Herzog

for 1986

2018 luzie loose 01

2018

Luzie Loose

for Schwimmen

2017 daniel wild 01

2017 - Heinz Badewitz Award

Daniel Wild

for Lux – Krieger des Lichts

2016 tini tullmann 01

2016 - Heinz Badewitz Award

Tini Tüllmann

for Freddy Eddy