The Prix Pathé for Film Journalism will be awarded for the 16th time in 2022. It rewards outstanding film criticism and is endowed with a 10’000 Swiss franc prize. The call for entries is open until July 24.
The Prix Pathé will be awarded again this year to a film journalist for an outstanding film criticism. It is sponsored by the cinema chain Pathé Switzerland and the distribution company Pathé Films, and is endowed with 10,000 Swiss francs. All film journalists with a film review of at least 3,000 characters or an audio-visual contribution of at least 60 seconds, published in a Swiss medium, are eligible to apply. Reviews of feature films published between June 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 are eligible. Entries can be submitted electronically to [email protected] before July 24.
A jury consisting of three film experts will select the best entry from the submissions. The winner will be announced in September. Previous prize winners include Antoine Duplan (“Le Temps”), Michael Sennhauser (SRF 2 Kultur), Simone Meier (“Watson”) and last year’s winner, Florian Keller (“WOZ”).
“We are delighted that we are able to contribute with this prize towards strengthening film journalism”, says Loïc Trocmé, Managing Director of Pathé Films. “Our prize recognises the achievements and importance of film criticism, which should be given our full attention, particularly during times like these.”
Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the festival, believes once again that the 18th Zurich Film Festival provides the perfect backdrop for the award ceremony. “With over 500 accredited media professionals, the ZFF is an important place to engage with film,” explains Jungen, who himself was a film critic for 25 years and won the Prix Pathé in 2011. “Especially now, when film criticism is under pressure from cost-cutting measures in the media sector, we want to send a signal with the Prix Pathé in recognition of this profession.”