April 12, 2021

Become an SFCS Member

The Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) continues to expand its membership, and we’re always excited to have new Seattle-area movie critics join our ranks. So… how do you become an SFCS member?


While we encourage you to read our bylaws for the full qualifications to become an SFCS member, we are looking for members who, in summary:

  • Reside or screen movies in the greater Seattle area
  • Write or broadcast film reviews that express an opinion regarding its quality on artistic and technical merits, and adhere to professional editing and grammatical standards
  • Publish reviews within a timely manner of the film’s release
  • Watch and review at least 48 current full feature-length motion pictures in a 12-month period

48 movies? That sounds like a lot.

Simply put, it isn’t. Watching and reviewing 48 movies in a year means you only need to review one movie a week, and you can still take time off during the holidays. And while not everyone can see 48 movies in theaters for a variety of reasons, it’s easier than ever to watch… any new streaming or VOD release, which includes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and other readily available platform releases, count.

For additional sources of movies, we encourage reading this article titled, Being a Film Critic.

How do I apply?

The application window is now open for 2021, and closes on June 30, 2021.