Call For Papers

Ideas for articles:

  • Scandinavian comedy films
  • Films shot in Lapland
  • Crime cinema (in particular The Keeper of Lost Causes)
  • Kids films
  • Life in a Fishbowl
  • Immigrant cinema
  • Pernille Fischer Christensen
  • Films that use war as location (e.g. A Thousand Times Good Night, In a Better World)
  • Summer holidays in the cinema
  • Black comedy
  • Lukas Moodysson


The next due date is: July 25 


More information:

Scandinavian cinema is seldom covered in English, and therefore can be seen as hard to access for an international audience. The aim of Cinema Scandinavia is to bring the films from the Nordic countries to the international public, and is currently the only English language publication to be dedicated to this topic. The magazine and website has been read all over the world, from Brazil to Poland, Australia to the Middle East, and everywhere in between. 

Articles in the magazine are provided by people all over the world, and it is through this that the magazine has become as successful as it is today. In order to keep growing, Cinema Scandinavia asks readers and writers to contribute articles to each issue. This is entirely voluntary, and in return those who contribute get their work read by over a thousand people around the world, as well as writing experience to put on a resume. 

Cinema Scandinavia has different sections that you can write for:

Limited Articles

  • Feature article: This can be on whatever you want, provided it has relevance to current Nordic cinema trends. This article will also be the cover and gain the primary attention. This article MUST be confirmed ASAP.
  • Television: Nordic noir is an area we can’t avoid, so each month an article analysing or reviewing a current or recent Nordic television show will be published. 
  • Scandinavia around the world: Cinema Scandinavia caters to people from all corners of the world, and this section each month will look at the popularity or representation of Nordic cinema in a particular part of the world
  • Watch now: This section will find shorts and feature films available online to watch (legally) or in trailer form and analyse or review them
  • Film of the month: Have a favourite Nordic film? Write an article about it and it will be featured in our film of the month section. (Note: the more ‘unknown’ the better. e.g: no Bergman)

Unlimited Articles

  • Analyses: This is the article where you can write about whatever you’d like, but it must be somewhat relevant to current cinema trends. Writing about older films is accepted, but just ensure it’s relevant and interesting!
  • Reviews: Here you can review new Nordic films that have been recently released theatrically or on DVD in your country
  • Festival reports: If there is a festival in your area, go along and write an article about it!
  • Interviews: If you have a Nordic filmmaker or actor you’d like to interview, we can help you arrange that

Articles are due on the 25th day of the month beforehand. For example, articles for the October issue are due September 25. 

What is required with submission:

  • The feature article must be a minimum of 2000 words, and all other articles are between 500 and 3000 words.
  • All articles MUST be confirmed by Emma (this is to ensure there is no overlapping)
  • Please include all references used
  • Attach a short bio about yourself at the end of the article
  • Attach images if you’ve referenced a particular one
  • Articles are due on the 25th day of the month before release (e.g. the October issue has a September 25 deadline)
  • Please note that all articles must be confirmed by Emma before you submit. This is to avoid any overlapping or conflict in topic.


Email your articles to


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