About St. Louis Film Critics
St. Louis Film Critics, an association of professional film critics operating in metropolitan St. Louis and adjoining areas of Missouri and Illinois, was founded in late 2004.
Then, as now, the goal of the association is to serve the interests of local film critics, and to promote an appreciation for cinema both as an art form and for its societal, cultural and historical context and impact. The organization works to encourage film appreciation in the St. Louis area; raise St. Louis’ profile as an area that appreciates cinema; foster communication between film critics and film educators and historians; and to raise the profile of film art in the St. Louis area.
The association also confers year-end awards for the best films released or screened for critics during the year, as well as awards for the best films presented in the annual St. Louis International Film Festival and the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
St. Louis Film Critics is a membership-driven association, organized to be of the critics, for the critics, and by the critics. Membership is by invitation, after recommendation by a member critic, to working St. Louis-area film critics reviewing for media outlets including print, radio, TV and websites. For specific information about membership requirements, visit the membership page.
Officers are elected by members at the beginning of each new year. Cate Marquis serves as the association’s current director.