Who are we?
Cinefilles.ca is a leading online Canadian film and television magazine giving female critics and writers a space to explore and evaluate stories created by and for women. Cinefilles exists to support young female writers and champion marginalized voices in the film and entertainment industries, with a focus on independent and international movies.
Our coverage includes reviews, interviews, opinion pieces, news stories, and analysis. We especially like to highlight work written, directed, or created by women. We invite any writers interested in becoming a fille to check out our sections and email us if interested in becoming a regular writer. Our regular sections are:
- TV reviews
- Movie reviews
- Regular columns: Feminist Flashback Fridays, Women Crush(in’ It) Wednesdays, Gimme Five, Never Seen It
What we’re looking for in our writers
We’re currently looking for femalewriters interested in reporting, reviewing, or commenting on films, TV, and/or entertainment culture specifically from a female perspective. For both TV and film reviews, we’re not looking for simple overviews or summaries. We’re looking forwriters who are inspired and engaged in the arts and aware of trends in film and television criticism. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl, The Bechdel Test, the male gaze: these are probably things you have strong opinions about. We want you to join the discussion! Give us your evaluations, opinions, and reactions. The stronger, the better. Though Cinefilles is unable to financially compensatewriters are this time (we’re working on it), we do our best to give ourwriters access to screeners, festival passes, interviews, and advanced screenings.
Interested in joining the team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Your name, email, and what sections interest you
- 3 pitches (and please be specific)
- A few writing samples or a link to past work or your blog
Feature Article Submission Guidelines
We invite writers to submit detailed proposals for more in depth pieces. We like visual essays, opinion pieces, in depth analyses, profiles, interviews, cultural critiques, and historical perspectives.
Feature articles typically run between 800 – 2000 words, and usually have photos or film stills to accompany them. We are looking for:
- Voice. Your writing should have character.
- Angle. We shouldn’t have read it before. Make sure your take is original.
- Story. Take us on a journey with your piece.
- Texture. We love supplementary material: quotes, critical theories, anecdotes, lines of dialogue, embedded tweets, etc.,always add richness.
How to submit a feature pitch: Please send your query (overview of story and intended approach) in the body of an email to email@example.com, and attach 1 or 2 writing samples in a Word or PDF document, or a link to an online portfolio or blog. Also please include a brief author bio.