OFCS Membership Application
Welcome to the 2021 Application Period for the Online Film Critics Society.
Applications will be reviewed beginning in March.
Please make sure you've read through the Article III. Membership 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.
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 2022. 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 internet. Critics whose work appears in newspapers or magazines and is simply reprinted on the publication's website are not eligible.
This section covers individual personal information about the applicant.
If you publish reviews under a pseudonym, list it here.
Your e-mail address
Where do you live?
City and state/province if U.S. or Canada; city and country otherwise.
If you write primarily in a language OTHER THAN ENGLISH, please specify the language here. Otherwise, leave this question blank.
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.
If you are currently a member in good standing with any of these organizations, please select one of them from the drop down menu.
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Black Film Critics Circle
African American Film Critics Association
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
LEJA: Latino Entertainment Journalists Association
I'm not a member of any of these
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
List the direct link to your individual review archive section.
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
List the direct links to your individual review archive section for each of your secondary websites.
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, 2019?
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.
Yes, my first full length review was published on or before January 1, 2019
No, my first full length review was not published on or before January 1, 2019
If you answered yes to the above question, please provide a link to one review posted on or prior to January 1, 2019.
Between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, have you written at least 50 reviews per year (100 total), 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, 2018 and after Dec. 31, 2019 may not be counted.
Yes, I wrote at least 50 reviews per year (100 total), each a minimum of 400 words in length, between 1/1/19 & 12/31/10.
No, I did not write at least 50 reviews per year (100 total), each a minimum of 400 words in length, between 1/1/19 & 12/31/20.
Is your website archive sorted chronologically or marked with posting dates?
Yes, it is.
No, it is not.
Does your website archive list only reviews written by you?
Yes, it does.
No, it does not.
Does your website archive (specified above) separate out, or have a way of distinguishing, reviews from non-reviews?
Yes, it does.
No, it does not.
If you answered no to any of the prior three questions, please provide a link to a document or web page that provides links only to your eligible film reviews, including dates of posting.
If you are linking to a document, please make sure that anyone can access the document. You may also email a copy of said document directly to
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.
Yes. The above information is accurate.
No. The above information is inaccurate.
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.
Yes, I agree.
No, I do not agree and by doing so, I authorize you to reject my application 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.
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