TFCA Emerging Critic Award

Established in 2018, the TFCA’s Emerging Critic Award was created to find and promote new voices in the field of film criticism.


The 2021 winner is Rachel Ho


Rachel Ho

Rachel Ho has written for Exclaim!, POV Magazine, and That Shelf, and is the co-host of the Contra Zoom Pod podcast. She has a particular interest in Canadian and Hong Kong films with a soft spot for the movies of the ’90s. You can read her film reviews and interviews on, and follow her on Twitter @_rachelkh.


Previous winners

2020: Mark Hanson and Rose Ho (tie)

2019: Victor Stiff

2018: Genevieve Citron