Networking Events

Expand your network while you learn

On the second Monday of each month the CAOFC presents a networking event with a Q&A with a special guest designed to help you get ahead and become a better critic.


Join us Monday, October 17, 2016 when we are pleased to welcome Will Perkins, Editor at Art of the Title and Editor-in-Chief at Dork Shelf, to talk to us about securing advertising for your website. In addition to hearing about what advertisers are looking for, we will also be discussing alternative funding sources such as Kickstarter and Patreon.

Events are held at Imagine Cinemas Carlton (20 Carlton Street) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

After the Q&A there will be time to mingle, chat, and network with members.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. All are welcome.

This event is sponsored by Imagine Cinemas Carlton.


Monday, August 8, 2016
We welcomed acclaimed production designer Diana Abbatangelo discussing how production design informs the world of the film, and what it can tell critics looking to interpret it.

Monday, July 11, 2016
We were joined by Caroline Christie, film editor, for a conversation on the art of editing (it’s more than pacing and montage!), and how it can be best understood by critics.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Acclaimed Canadian director Ingrid Veninger joined us to discuss visual storytelling from a filmmaker’s perspective, and how critics can use it to critique films.

Monday, May 9, 2016
We welcomed Alma Parvizian, Publicist and Vice-President of Touchwood PR to discuss everything you need to know about working effectively with publicists.

Monday, April 11, 2016
At our first event, we welcomed Jim Slotek, Film Critic at Sun Media Corp discussing how to pitch to major outlets and where online critics might fit into a print publication’s world.


The Canadian Association of Online Film Critics is an organization dedicated to fellowship, discourse, advocacy, and professional development for Canadian online film critics.

There are lots of excellent member benefits like trade publication discounts, movie passes, website hosting discounts, and lots more.