Cinema Scandinavia has been going for most of the year now, and we are currently five issues in to our magazine, which continues to improve in quality of both content and style. We are also growing online and through this we are becoming more known as a news source for Nordic film.
However, one thing that seems to be slowing down the progress of the magazine is the monthly release date. Due to the constant releases, it seems to be making it harder to produce content of the highest quality. Firstly, it gives little time to the writers to get something together in three weeks, and secondly it makes it harder for the editor to put the whole magazine together in a week. At the moment we are almost midway through August and received very little interest in contributing, which makes it somewhat stressful.
With all of these factors, it seems reasonable to move the magazine to being a quarterly edition. This is already very common in other magazines of the area, such as the Danish and Swedish Film Institute’s quarterly publication, Nordic Noir, and various journals like the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. By moving the magazine to being quarterly, it means a higher quality of content, more content, and more time for the editor to put it all together and look at ways to expand (e.g. print edition, iPad edition, etc.)
Due to the timing of the year, the next issue will still go ahead. This means that there will be a September issue, and then December, March, etc. So the due date for the next issue remains August 25! I think we should all get together and make this the biggest one yet so please send in your ideas for articles and write something up! I’ve certainly got something in the works, and I’ve been watching a few very good articles to be released via us soon.
So, in summary, Cinema Scandinavia will be becoming quarterly from September but you can still (and should) contribute to the September issue due August 25.