Cineplex 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 2020 award was shared by Mark Hanson and Rose Ho.
Mark Hanson is a film writer and curator from Toronto, with words appearing in Slant Magazine, In the Seats, and FilmTrap. He is also the Product Manager at Bay Street Video, one of North America’s last remaining video stores. A graduate of York University’s Film Production program, he holds a particular interest in unearthing wild and weird obscurities to introduce to new audiences. You can find him on Twitter @mahahafilm.
Rose Ho is an amateur film critic. She studied art criticism at OCADU where she discovered her love for movies in a couple of film studies courses and merged them with her inclination towards critical writing. After graduating, she started her personal film blog, Rose-Coloured Ray-Bans, and joined the visual arts editorial team of LooseLeaf Magazine by Project 40 Collective, a creative platform for Canadian artists and writers of pan-Asian background. She spends her free time scrolling through online streaming sites, borrowing Criterion DVDs from the library, and listening to film review podcasts. You can read her thoughts on her aforementioned blog or on Letterboxd.