The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society will begin to accept new member applications on January 15, 2019 until March 31, 2019. In mid to late April 2019, we will announce our new members via press release, email, and on social media.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please review the following qualifications before applying:
All applicants must reside in or around the Los Angeles Area.
Applicant must have a minimum of two years experience as a film critic and must show consistent on-going work as a critic. We require all of our applicants to review at least four films per month.
There is a strict requirement that all applicants must have written or recorded at least 40 film reviews in the past year. Reviews can include theatrical reviews, Blu-Ray releases, film festival reviews, classic films, and television show reviews or recaps. All video reviews must be at least 5 minutes in length while written reviews should be no less than 400 words per article.
Quality is key. All written reviews should be free of grammatical errors. If you are a video reviewer, your video reviews should be of high-quality and edited together without excessive jump-cuts.
We are looking for unique voices that aren’t afraid of meaningful criticism. We are all about celebrating film as a medium and want our members to be able to express their feelings towards a film whether they love it or hate it.
If you meet all of the above-mentioned criteria, please feel free to apply to become a member by filling out the application below.