Membership, BFCA

BFCA Application for Membership.

The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association represents Television, Radio and Internet critics and journalists who regularly cover film.


The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association will be opening its windows for consideration of new member submissions during the last two weeks of January through the end of February 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a member of either BFCA, please contact membership director Sara Voorhees at [email protected].


Requirements for BFCA/BTJA membership:

Applicants for BFCA membership must be “broadcast” film critics: working film critics whose reviews of a wide range of current theatrical releases are broadcast on a regular basis to a wide audience, either on television, on radio, or on the internet, with a history of at least one year of reviews on their current outlet.

Radio critics must be broadcast on a station in a major city, or have several additional outlets in other cities.

Critics who write for an online outlet must be either well-known print critics as well, or among the very few internet critics whose reviews are read by a large enough audience to qualify, as measured by traffic, connectedness, influence, and reach.   Internet critics must be the primary critic on their site, and cover a broad range of film genres.  Sites for all online critics must have a clear and meaningful commitment to movie reviews.

In filling out this form, please consider the distinction between “film critic” and “film reporter.”  Membership is limited to journalists who review movies on a regular basis.  Entertainment reporters and celebrity interviewers do not qualify.

(Critics on sites specializing in Fan Boy content need not apply).