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On behalf of the African American Film Critics Association, I would like to invite to join our organization.  Please review our criteria for membership below. 

With Regards,

Gil Robertson, Co-founder, African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

There are four membership categories for the African American Film Critics Association:

An active member is defined as a member who writes regular film criticism for print, radio, online and Television based in the United States of America, with a minimum 24 to qualify for consideration. Active member must demonstrate a consistent presence in the critique of films released commercially in the United States of America.

An associate member is defined as a member who writes regular film coverage for print, radio, online and Television. Associate members must demonstrate an affiliation with an established media entity by providing a written letter (on company letterhead) qualifying such affiliation. A minimum of 12 samples of professional quality film critique's (print, radio, TV) is required for consideration.


Students who are attending an accredited college or university; and are majoring in journalism or broadcast media.

Please click button below to mail your completed application along with the appropriate membership fee to:
AAFCA 1750 Powder Springs Rd. Ste, 190, PMD 134, Marietta, GA 30064or sign up online by filling out form below

Name (First, Last)
Postal Code:
Print Radio TV Online
Circulation/Audience Reach
Education Level
Professional Affiliations
Work History
Provide a list of work samples.
Area(s) of Interest
What are your goals and objectives in becoming a member of AAFCA?

(Upon submission you will be redirected to the online payment options)

AAFCA Member Benefits

  • Complimentary AAFCA quarterly newsletter.
  • Complimentary seating for you and (5) guests to attend AAFCA Awards.
  • Member spotlight on AAFCA website.
  • An opportunity to participate on the Voting/Nominating committees for the NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train and BET Awards.
  • Professional interaction with a network of film journalists.
  • Professional network opportunities with industry professionals – DGA, WGA, SAG
  • Special “AAFCA” only forums with industry professionals.
  • Lecture opportunities to college groups and film festivals.
  • AAFCA discounts to select film festivals.
  • AAFCA discounts for select professional services (for example, AAFCA members receive 20% discount on printing supplies at Fisher Graphics in Los Angeles; 20% discount on LA/NYC car service – Elite Transportation).
  • AAFCA discounts for industry award shows.
  • AAFCA member discounts for journalism conferences.


The African American Film Critics Association is proud to announce 2010 partnerships with the following partners:

  • United Negro College Fund
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Pan African Film Festival
  • International Nashville Black Film Festival
  • Peachtree Village International Film Festival
  • Organization of Black Screenwriters
  • The DGA African American Steering Committee
  • BAD-West