Berlin Film Journal x Sad Girl Cinema CALL FOR ZINE SUBMISSIONS- Masks of Madness: Mental Health in Film

To celebrate the theatrical release of Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline in the US this month, Berlin Film Journal and Sad Girl Cinema are teaming up to curate their first ever print issue: Masks of Madness- Mental Health in Film

They are currently accepting submissions focusing on the representation of mental health in cinema and what it means to you. They are accepting all forms of work: poems, stories, mini essays, letters, playlists, collages, comics, photography, illustration.

When submitting your work you must consider these following questions.

  • Which film featuring mental health representation has had an impact on your life and how?
  • How has cinema informed our knowledge of mental health?
  • Which film depicted a mentally ill character who you could identify with?

They have even compiled a Letterboxd list of film titles that feature this subject matter.

They are looking for finished pieces to be sent for this issue. Essays should be between 500-1000 words and images sent in a high resolution jpeg format. All work will be credited in the zine unless you wish to remain anonymous.


Please send submissions and questions to by the 30th of September, 2018.

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