About our Awards

The Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) includes film critics in Seattle and surrounding areas of Washington State working in print, radio, television, and online media. We are dedicated to supporting local productions and festivals; enhancing public education, awareness, and appreciation of cinema; and strengthening the bonds of critical dialogue as it pertains to the cinematic arts.

Since our formal establishment in 2016, the Seattle Film Critics Society has presented annual awards. Each year, we seek to highlight the best in films – produced by both major studios and independent filmmakers – and share our love of cinema with Seattle-area residents.

When we considered imagery for our awards, we sought to capture a distinctive facet of our city (other than the rain, which does make it a good moviegoing town). We thought of the Pike Place Market and the vendors who connect customers with freshly-caught seafood, often in dramatic fashion. That’s kind of what critics do for movies: showcase the freshest new releases to cinema-hungry audiences. Plus, we thought the fish was cute.

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