The Hof Critics Award will be awarded at the International Hof Film Festival to a feature film debut from Austria, Switzerland or Germany. The award recognizes a director and the production company that creatively explore innovative avenues and/or address socially relevant issues.

The prize, which is awarded by the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Professional Association of German Media Journalists, is intended to deepen mutual knowledge of filmmaking and help make the films present in German-speaking countries. The award is not endowed.

Prize donors

Award winners

The Hof Critics Award 2021 goes to Marc Wilkins for THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.

2021 - Beste Regie

Marc Wilkins

THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

Award ceremony Hof Critics Award 2021

2021 - Beste Produktion

Frisbeefilms

THE BLACK SQUARE