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.
You can either write for one of the magazine topics, or you can create content for our website.
ISSUE 24 / Film Crews
The next issue of Cinema Scandinavia is going to focus on the ‘behind-the-scenes’ aspect of making Nordic film and television. You can write about:
- 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
Cinema Scandinavia Magazines 2018
June 2018: Ingmar Bergman: a celebration of Bergman’s life and work as part of the Bergman100 events. // Deadline 1st May 2018
September 2018: Film crews // Deadline 25th August 2018
December 2018: Genre // Deadline 1st November 2018
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.
- 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!
If you are interested in writing for Cinema Scandinavia, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or head to our Facebook page and 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.