The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) is an organization of 27 writers from Florida-based print and online publications. Founded in 1996, the FFCC strives to recognize outstanding work in film, further the cause of good movies, and maintain the highest level of professionalism among film critics in Florida.
To be eligible for FFCC membership consideration, a candidate must be nominated by a member in good standing, be a critic who regularly reviews movies for a publication (or publications) based in Florida, or a critic who lives in Florida and who regularly reviews movies for an online service, and work independently of the movie industry.
At the end of each year, the FFCC members vote for awards for outstanding achievements in the films of that year. Each critic submits their top picks in the following categories:
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Animated Film
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Also awarded are the Pauline Kael Breakout Award and the Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film.
To read more about becoming a member of the FFCC and its by-laws, visit the Membership page.