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Frequently asked questions


I'm representing an Independent film that is opening in Boston and want to get the BSFC to screen it

This is for a film that IS opening in Boston and NOT going to DVD or VOD, but opening theatrically. YOU are an independent rep, publicist or filmmaker not going through a known theater chain or national PR outlet and are looking to set up a Boston screening or get a screener out to the BSFC, please use the contact form to contact the BSFC president, but make sure you're within the parameters stated here. 


Interested in Intern opportunities?

There is always some admin/organization work that we can use help with and can, in return, provide helpful interns with positive recomendations and some screening perks.


Contacting BSFC Members

As a matter of policy, we do not give out members' contact information or an email list of our members. Please go through the/their respective outlets. 


Can I get the BSFC to review/promote my film?

Well yes and no. The BSFC is an administrative organization that does not actively provide or perform press services. If you would like Boston area coverage, please contact the editorial desks at the various media outlets that interest you, and through that you may very well end up communicating with a BSFC member. 

Also note we do not, as a matter of policy, give out members contact information or an email list of our members--again, please go through the/their respective media outlets. 


How are films selected for award consideration?

Any film that gets a theatrical release (in Boston), is up for consideration in its applicable categories. There is no submission or application process.



How to become a BSFC member

You must be a working critic affiliated with a Boston media outlet (be it print, electronic, video or audio) or a critic for a national or otherwise outlet who lives in, or works out of the Boston area. Membership application deadline is April first of the given year. You should contact the BSFC prior to then and have your application ready for submission by 4/1 of the given year. The membership application process then takes at least 30 days. 

For more information use the Contact form to reach the BSFC administration.