2017 IFCS Awards

Best Drama: The Shape of Water

Best Comedy: I, Tonya

Best Horror or Science Fiction: Get Out

Best Action Film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best Experimental Film: Faces Places

Most Underrated Film: Brigsby Bear

Worst Film: The Mummy

About the IFCS

Welcome to the home of the Internet Film Critic Society, an international association for internet film critics and journalists. Our members provide expert opinions, analyses, and criticism on all types of cinema, primarily or exclusively through online coverage. The IFCS is designed to stimulate awareness of the internet as a respectable and professional source of film critique and related content.

As many internet film critics know, there are few genuine collectives of internet-only critics online. Most film critic societies do not allow internet-only members – and are oftentimes frequented largely by print, television, or radio critics. Therefore, we’re proud to accept applications for all internet-based film critics (as well as those with multiple outlet mediums), and we base acceptance solely on a critic’s quality of work, not on their membership in other existing societies.

Nevertheless, the IFCS still upholds strict standards for excellence and professionalism to ensure that its members maintain the highest quality and distinction in the film critic and journalist community. If you would like to join the IFCS, please view the membership criteria, and thanks so much to all the dedicated and hard-working film critics and internet organizations that have made the IFCS possible.

Join the IFCS

IFCS Membership Requirements

Film reviews, critiques, essays or analyses must be 300 words or longer and demonstrate an exceptional mastery of grammar and the English language. If your reviews contain frequent grammatical errors or typos, you will not be accepted.

A minimum of 50 film reviews should be available online and published by an accredited publication and must include your name or byline. If your reviews are NOT available online, you may submit them to an accredited online publication to meet membership requirements. Your reviews must be indexed or searchable when an IFCS accountant verifies your content. Reviews posted as blogs, actual blogs, forums and large public article publishing outlets (including www.MySpace.com, www.helium.com and www.facebook.com) that do not specifically focus on or have a section dedicated to film reviews are not applicable.


Upon acceptance into the IFCS, you will be categorized as either:
1. ACTIVE MEMBER. An active member is defined as a member who writes regular film criticism for online publications, published with a minimum frequency of once a month or at least 20 reviews per year. Active members can vote in the group’s yearly awards.

2. INACTIVE MEMBER. Inactive members cannot vote in the awards. If an active member loses valid affiliation, he or she remains an active member (with voting privileges) until January 1st of the following year, at which point he or she becomes an inactive member. Active membership status shall be reinstated as soon as a member again satisfies the criteria.


Critics Per Publication Limit: No publication can be represented in the IFCS by more than three active members, unless those members also represent one or more other publications that are not currently represented by three critics.

Acceptance into the IFCS shall be determined by a vote of all available active members, provided applicant clearly meets the membership requirements. Failure to provide all required information may result in disqualification.

IFCS is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. There are currently no dues collected for membership.

Applications will only be accepted January 1st – August 1st of each year so that a precise roster can be created. If you feel you meet the requirements for membership, and would like to be reviewed for acceptance, please send the following information to ifcsapplication@hotmail.com:

1. Your full name, a contact email address, and the city/state/country where you are based.
2. List of media outlets you currently contribute to, including position/title with each organization.
3. Links to the websites of any/all companies you currently write for. These MUST be indexed in such a way that your name is clearly visible; if an IFCS accountant cannot verify your works easily, you may be disqualified.
4. (Optional) A 125 px X 125 px JPEG picture of yourself. (Please no caricatures, cartoons, copyrighted images etc.)

Please note that due to time restrictions and employee limitations, you may not receive notification if your application is rejected.


Jeffrey Anderson

San Francisco, CA

Combustible Celluloid, GreenCine.com, San Francisco Examiner, Las Vegas Weekly

Ken Bakely

Glassboro, NJ

filmreviews12.com, filmpulse.net

Lesley Coffin

New York, NY

Filmoria, The Mary Sue, The Interrobang

Chris Hill

Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach News, CinemaAssassin.com

Ben Kenber

Los Angeles, CA

Associated Content

Nicholas Kush

Souderton, PA


Michael Lorefice

Poughkeepsie, NY

Raging Bull Movie Reviews

Joey Magidson

Brooklyn, NY

The Awards Circuit

Rick Marianetti

San Francisco, CA


Mike Massie

Phoenix, AZ


Joel Massie

Phoenix, AZ


Nell Minow

Washington, DC

The Movie Mom, BeliefNet.com

Frank Ochieng

Minneapolis, MN

SFCrowsnest, POPOPTIQ, The Critical Movie Critics, The Movie Database

Zac Oldenburg

St. Louis, MO


Chris Pandolfi

Los Angeles, CA

Popzara.com, atatheaternearyou.net

Aaron Peterson

Rockford, IL

The Hollywood Outsider

Richard Propes

Indianapolis, IN

The Independent Critic

Jerry Roberts

Birmingham, AL

www.armchaircinema.com, Rotten Tomatoes

George Rother

Clifton Heights, PA


Dan Schneider

Austin, TX


Hamilton Whitney

Rockville, MD


Kevin Wozniak

Chicago, IL