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How to Become Recognized as a Film Critic: Broadcast Film Critics Association

Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is film organization through which a working film critic can become a recognized film critic. The Broadcast Film Critics Association is “the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing approximately 250 television, radio and online critics…Founded in 1995, the BFCA presents its Critics’ Choice Awards each year to honor the finest achievements in filmmaking.

Broadcast Film Critics AssociationAs was mentioned in our Rotten Tomatoes, Your Movie Reviews, Recognition, and Website Traffic post, you have to be part of a recognized film critics society to be accepted into Rotten Tomatoes as a film critic as well as other film review aggregators. The following is the admittance criteria for BFCA:

* Applicants for membership must be “broadcast” film critics: working film critics whose reviews are broadcast on a regular basis to a wide audience, either on television, on radio, or on the internet with subjective assessments of the quality of motion pictures being released theatrically.

* Critics who write for an internet outlet must be either well-known print critics as well, or among the few internet critics whose reviews are read by a large enough audience to qualify.

* Internet critics must be the primary critic on their site and they must be easily accessible and identifiable as that site’s critic.

Please contact BFCA Membership Director, Sara Voorhees, for additional information and application: [email protected]

The Broadcast Film Critics Association website can be found here. Make sure you have a plethora of current theatrically released film reviews clearly visible and accessible on your website or where you publish your reviews before you apply. Also, wait until after the Critics Choice Awards have occurred in mid-January before applying.

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Rollo Tomasi

A cinephile who started ProMovieBlogger to educate others on what he had learned through trial and error. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook (, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.

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