Networking Events

Expand your network while you learn


November 2016
In November we held three panel discussions with experienced members of the industry to share their knowledge on three important topics: interviewing skills, pitching to editors, and podcasting.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Will Perkins, Editor at Art of the Title and Editor-in-Chief at Dork Shelf, did a presentation on 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.

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.