Cinema Scandinavia is a quarterly print and digital magazine that discusses and promotes Nordic film and television for international audiences.
We look for writers who are students, filmmakers, or general Nordic film and television enthusiasts, and accept a wide variety of article from in-depth essays and analyses, to reviews and interviews. Each issue comes with a topical theme, and we are able to assist you with locating resources and developing your ideas. You are also able to write about new releases. We are open to your ideas and will assist you in any way that we can.
All writers of Cinema Scandinavia receive a three-month digital membership to the website.
Current Focus: Film crews
Our website is currently focusing on the topic of film crews. This includes:
- Production crews (camera operators, lighting, set design, etc)
- Post-production (editing, colour, etc)
- Special effects
- Film schools
- How Nordic films are made
- Key technical aspects of Nordic film and TV
Articles will be released on our website throughout September and October.
- November/December: Genre Cinema
- January/February: Best of 2018/2019
- March/April: The Welfare Model
- May/June: Silent Cinema
If you wish to contribute to our focus section, please email us at [email protected] with your article. You can submit content for current or future focus sections. The focus sections are published in our digital magazines.
Cinema Scandinavia is constantly looking for articles of any type. Topics include:
- Short essays on films of your choice
- Reviews of new releases
- Scandinavia on Screen
- Interviews with Nordic filmmakers, actors and industry members
- Beginners guides to concepts in Scandinavian cinema
- Topics from Scandinavian film history
Attend a festival
Cinema Scandinavia encourages sending individuals to various festivals around the globe. If you want to attend a festival and represent Cinema Scandinavia as press, please send us an email. We approve any press requests if the festival has a major number of Nordic films and we cover the costs of attending the festival.
- 1x review and 1x interview OR 1x essay with a minimum of 1000 words
- You must confirm you are not writing for another publication
Send us an email!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should articles be?
All articles should be a minimum of 500 words. Reviews should be no longer than 1000 words, and if you are writing an essay we encourage them to be 1500-3000 words.
What languages can we write in?
We only accept articles written in English.
Can I write about whatever I want?
We are accepting of your ideas, and encourage you to write about a topic you enjoy. If you are unsure what to write about, we are able to provide you with resources and topic ideas. Each magazine does have a central theme so if you want to be printed it’s preferred to be within the theme, but the website content can be about anything.
Is this a paid position?
At this time, no. Our first aim is to be able to have the funds to pay writers, but we are currently not generating enough money to pay anyone. We hope with continuous excellent content this will change, but in the meantime, we offer all writers a free three-month digital subscription.
Will my article be paywalled?
All articles are free to read online for one week and after that interviews and essays will be placed behind a paywall. We can keep articles free if you request it.
Where is Cinema Scandinavia published?
Our magazine is available at the Nordic film institutes, several universities and through online stores.