Launched in 2019, Film Junior is – we still think – the only print film magazine for young film fans, that’s also partly written by them too.
Published four times a year, each issue is 52 pages packed with film interviews, features and ideas. That, and a heavy emphasis on getting youngsters involved with making films themselves too. Our lead interview with a filmmaker each issue is always conducted with a young reporter. A young reporter, we might add, who is paid (via gift vouchers) for their work.
We’d love to make even more issues than we already do, and so are always open to ideas of support, to bulk subscriptions, and to anything to get youngsters even more interested in film. We’re very, very proud of the magazine – and hope the young film fans in your life will love it too!
How can I buy it?
Individual copies of Film Junior are available via our online store here.
How can I subscribe?
If you’d like to subscribe for either you, or someone you know, then head right here.
How can I write for Film Stories Junior?
As you may know, our existing Film Stories monthly magazine has opportunity at its heart. That we use over 20 freelance writers per issue, every one of whom gets paid for their work. Furthermore, at least two per issue are getting their first paid writing work. We fundamentally believe in the value of words and writing, and have seen the confidence boost that getting paid writing work can give.
Film Junior carries on that ethos.
If you, or an under 15 year-old you know, wants to write for the magazine, then our email address for ideas is [email protected]. Give us an idea what you’d like to write about, and tell us a little about yourself. Please don’t be disappointed if we can’t fit you in – we only have a certain number of pages per issue – but please also be assured that we’re trying to feature as many people as possible. If the magazine gets very successful, we’ll add more pages, and look to feature even more young writers!
What, then, are we looking for? We’re after a smattering of reviews, although that’s not going to be the heart of the magazine (geography knocks too many people out, sadly). We’re looking for people who might want to interview filmmakers for the magazine. We’re after feature ideas (what do you love about cinema? What’s your favourite film? Do you have any stories about watching movies with your friends? Have you got opinion on how people behave in the cinema?). We’re looking for people who might want to go behind the scenes of their local cinema (we’re already arranging one or two pieces around this idea). We want to get your questions about films and filmmaking answered. But crucially, we ultimately want it to be your magazine.
Will I get paid?
Yes! Everybody who writes for Film Stories Junior will be paid, via a book token or gift voucher for their local cinema. We pay for the vouchers, so please be assured this is genuine payment.
How can I support Film Junior?
To those who believe in this project, as we do, please help spread the word! If you know of people who would invest in adverts/sponsorship (all audience appropriate please), then please let us know (let us assure you that independent publishing is not making us rich. Again, quite the opposite!). If you’d like to buy subscriptions for yourself, your children, donate copies to a school, it’s things like that which help us enormously too.
I believe wholeheartedly in this magazine. I believe it’s something that’s been missing. And not for the first time, I’m putting my own money and time where my mouth is to do something about it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any help you can give would just be amazing.
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