OFCS Membership Application
Welcome to the 2018 Application Period for the Online Film Critics Society.

Applications will be accepted between February 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. 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 2019. 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.

About You
This section covers individual personal information about the applicant.
Your name *
Your answer
If you publish reviews under a pseudonym, list it here.
Your answer
Your e-mail address *
Your answer
Where do you live? *
City and state/province if U.S. or Canada; city and country otherwise.
Your answer
If you write primarily in a language other than English, please specify the language here.
We have a number of members who read other languages. This answer will allow us to find someone to review your site who can read your specific language.
Your answer
Your Websites
This section requests information on where your reviews are published.
List the primary website for which you write. *
List only the main link to your primary website. Please include the http portion of the site's address
Your answer
List the direct link to your individual review archive section. *
Your answer
If you write for any other websites, please list them here.
List only the main link to your secondary websites, separating each with a semicolon. Please include the http portion of the site's address
Your answer
List the direct links to your individual review archive section for each of your secondary websites.
Your answer
Your Qualifications
This section verifies that you meet the minimum requirements for membership. If you answer a question honestly and you do not meet our basic guidelines, your application will be rejected once we process it and an e-mail sent to notify you of such.
Was your first full length review (over 400 words) published on or prior to January 1, 2016? *
Only eligible reviews can be considered for this item, general articles or ones which do not provide criticism of a theatrical motion picture do not count.
If you answered yes to the above question, please provide a link to one review posted on or prior to January 1, 2016.
Your answer
Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, have you written at least 50 reviews, each at least 400 words in length? *
You may only count film reviews (short reviews, regular articles and video essays do not count). Reviews written prior to Jan. 1, 2016 and after Dec. 31, 2017 may not be counted.
Is your website archive (specified above) sorted chronologically or marked with posting dates? *
Does your website archive (specified above) list only reviews written by you? *
If you answered no to the above question, please provide below a link to a document or web page that provides the dates of these articles.
If you are linking to a document, please make sure that anyone can access the document.
Your answer
Does your website archive (specified above) separate out, or have a way of distinguishing, reviews from non-reviews? *
If you answered no to the above question, please provide below a link to a document or web page that lists only your reviews.
If you are linking to a document, please make sure that anyone can access the document.
Your answer
Confirmation
This section will ask you to verify the veracity of the information you provided above.
I, the applicant, do swear that the information provided above is accurate. *
I, the applicant, agree that if I have provided false information above, I will be prohibited from applying for membership for two years; and that if I provide false information again, my prohibition will be permanent? *
If you do not agree to the above, your application will be rejected without comment.
Before submitting your application, is there any other information you would like to provide to our talent scouts?
This is a place for general information regarding your application.
Your answer
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