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.


Next issue: Women in Nordic Film and Television

Deadline: 10th August 2017

Magazine Print Date: 20th August 2017

Release Date: 1st September 2017

Since the start of cinema, women have been underrepresented in Nordic film and television. In an industry dominated by men, the last few years have seen women filmmakers and actors break through and take the spotlight. In the September issue of Cinema Scandinavia, we focus on the success women have had in cinema, as well as the struggle they still face.

Topic ideas

  • Articles on prominent Nordic female filmmakers (e.g. Liv Ullmann, Pernilla August)
  • Successful Nordic female actors (e.g. Alicia Vikander, Trine Dyrholm, Ingrid Bergman, Sofie Gråbøl)
  • The Nordic female detective in contemporary television drama
  • Women in Sami cinema (e.g. Sami Blood directed by Amanda Kernell)
  • Nordic women in the industry. Facts and figures
  • We are also open to your ideas.

We encourage you to browse the website to find ideas.

We also accept articles on new releases of Scandinavian movies. To find out what films are available to review, please send us an email. Please note that some articles will be accepted only for website use and not magazine use.

Wish to write for the website?

Cinema Scandinavia releases content online all year round. If you don’t wish to work with the deadlines of the magazine, we encourage you to write for our website. You can set your own deadline and topic, and you also have the opportunity to interview filmmakers and review new releases.

Website topics:

  • Short essays on films of your choice
  • Reviews of new releases
  • Scandinavia on Screen
  • Interviews with Nordic filmmakers, actors and industry members

Send us an email!

If you are interested in writing for Cinema Scandinavia, please send us an email at (NOTE: Our servers are currently being upgraded, so our usual email address will be unresponsive for up to 48 hours)

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?

We don’t paywall reviews and news stories, but essays and interviews are paywalled. If you request that your article be free online within good reason, we will happily make it free.

Where is Cinema Scandinavia published?

Our magazine is available at the Nordic film institutes, several universities and through online stores.