Applications will be accepted between February 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. Applications will be reviewed beginning in March.
Please make sure you've read through the application section of our bylaws before applying.
Because of the number of applications submitted each year, the following questions have been designed to hit all of our quantitative requirements and ensure accuracy in processing. Submitting false information can result in a ban from the application process. The first infraction is a two year prohibition; subsequent infractions will result in a permanent prohibition.
If you submit a ballot that is honest, but confirms that you do not meet our basic requirements for membership, your application will be rejected without comment and you will have to reapply in 2017. If you make a mistake and are rejected within the current application period, you may request reconsideration by e-mail once you receive your rejection letter.
Membership in the Online Film Critics Society is merit-based and is available only to critics who write primarily for the web. Critics whose work appears in newspapers or magazines and is simply reprinted on the publication's website are not eligible.
To apply for membership, your site is required to have an individual archive section for only your reviews. It must either be in chronological order or be able to be sorted in such a manner. It should only feature eligible reviews (400 words in length) or have an easy way of discerning which articles are reviews and which are not.