Greater Western New York
Film Critics Association


Welcome to the home of the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (GWNYFCA), a group of film reviewers and journalists based in and around WNY with an affinity for the cinematic art form.

Founded in 2018 as a way to bring the disparate voices from the area together, the GWNYFCA membership includes writers from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and online venues. We’re here to augment each others’ work as well as champion the best cinema has to offer each year with regular polls and a year-end awards vote.

Please check out our members tab to get to know our members and feel free to follow their work on their various sites and social media forums. And to follow along with the GWNYFCA, check out our own Twitter page @GWNYFilmCritics.

Award Winners

Aggregate Polls


(In alphabetical order)

Jared Mobarak
Location: Buffalo, NY
Venues: The Film Stage, BuffaloVibe
Twitter: @jaredmobarak

Christopher Schobert
Location: Buffalo, NY
Venues: The Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree, The Film Stage, The Playlist
Twitter: @filmswoon

Jordan M. Smith
Location: Buffalo, NY
Venues: Influence Film Club, IONCINEMA, Nonfics, Senses of Cinema, Stranger Than Fiction
Twitter: @Rectangular_Eye