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TFCA Welcomes New Members as the Class of 2023
April 20, 2023
The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) is pleased welcome three new critics to the membership: Saffron Maeve, Jackson Weaver, and Rachel West. The candidates were acclaimed during the TFCA’s annual spring meeting at Metro Hall in downtown Toronto earlier this week.
Saffron Maeve is a critic, curator, and academic. She has been published in Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, Cinema Scope, Screen Slate, Little White Lies, and more. Jackson Weaver is an entertainment journalist with CBC News with a specific focus on movies, television, and music. His writing has appeared in The Walrus, Vice, Vancouver Magazine, Montecristo Magazine, and other publications. Rachel West is an Associate Editor and Senior Critic at That Shelf and a member and regular contributor to the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). She spent several years as a Senior Digital Producer at ET Canada and Cineplex, and remains a staple in the press line at Toronto’s red carpets and events.
Established in 1997, the Toronto Film Critics Association is comprised of professional Toronto-based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary. All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print, broadcast, and online outlets are represented. The members of the Toronto Film Critics Association vote on the annual TFCA Awards, which include the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award (the largest cash prize in Canadian film), Company 3 Luminary Award, and the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize awarded to emerging Canadian artists.
The TFCA is affiliated with the International Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Members have sat on juries at festivals in Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Venice, and London, among others.