My name is Carl Broughton II and when I created FilmEra I never knew it would grow into what it has become today. We have a diverse group of writers from all over the world representing the underrepresented and the underheard voices of the film community. Within our first year, we have not only acquired press accreditations to some of the biggest film festivals in the world but have also become one of the fastest-growing film coverage sites of 2018-2019.
A New Era of Film Coverage: FilmEra offers cinephiles a platform from which to voice their perspectives on visual media (Film, TV), to challenge the reader’s expectations of what media conveys–regardless of whether that media was released today or decades in the past. The visual medium is a story-telling device capable of strong emotions, and our community of passionate writers would like you to share in that passion as they shine their own perspective on what makes this medium so important to us all.
How to write for us:
We currently can’t afford to pay writers and run off of donations and small ad revenue. We compensate writers by helping them with screeners, promoting their work, and obtaining press accreditation to the biggest festivals in the world. Our team of editors care about your work and provide rigorous feedback to make sure your piece meets our professionalism and brings out the best in you.
Must be 18 years of age, no exceptions
Must be open to criticism and having your work edited, no exceptions
No sexism, racism, bigotry, or promotion of violence will be tolerated
If accepted must agree to our policy, and style guideline for submitting pitches.
Must be able to communicate with the staff
Once you agree to those 5 rules, email us at Myfilmera@gmail.com with clips of your writing, a bit about yourself and expertise in film/tv, and links to your letterboxed/twitter profile.
What we are looking for:
We are currently seeking features, essays, and personal essays about film and television. Reviews outside of film festivals are left solely to our current writing team. Please see a few examples on our site to familiarize yourself with how we publish essays.
FilmEra is a safe space and accepts writers of all colors, ethnicity, beliefs, sexuality, and various regions.
Think you have what it takes? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all pitches, submissions, and inquiries. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter