Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #10 – Marty Party

Film In Dublin’s Pretty Deadly Films zine will be returning for the 4th of July and we’re accepting submissions from contributors now. Our next issue will be celebrating one of the great directors in the summer’s hottest party (at least in online PDF form).

Each issue of PDF looks at film through the lens of a particular theme, with contributors submitting various features on their favourite movies, the blockbusters, the cult hits, the films where the pretty and the deadly do things that are pretty deadly. On film.

We are currently accepting submissions for:

  • Essays
  • Original Artwork
  • Comics
  • Poetry
  • Themed recipes
  • Playlists
  • And more (Surprise us!)

The theme of issue 10 of Pretty Deadly Films is ‘Marty Party’ and we have 4 guest contributor spots open for writers and artists. Martin Scorsese has been on a winning streak in the director’s chair for over 50 years and this November will see the aul fella turn 80, and release his latest feature Killers of the Flower Moon. We’ve decided to throw Marty a (very) early birthday bash, a summer celebration on the 4th of July for one of the USAs greatest ever filmmakers. He’s a champion of film preservationists, eyebrow enthusiasts and guilty Catholics everywhere and we want your art and essays to give him the hottest party of the summer. In zine form. And remember, PDF is all about celebrating the best of blockbusters. It’s a positive space, please, we beg of you, no mentions of the Inane MCU Beef.

Are you mad for Mean Streets? Huge on Hugo? Um…krazy for Kundun? We want your work and yes, we are…talking to you.

Pretty Deadly Films can offer €60 for artwork and essays. We aim to release further issues in 2022. If July is too soon for you, or if we are unable to slot you in this time, we can keep you in mind for future issues. 

Please send pitches, submissions or expressions of interest to with the subject line ‘PDF #10’. We will make our briefing document available to selected contributors. 

Deadline for pitches and submissions for Pretty Deadly Films #10 is Friday 27th May . We can’t wait to hear from you and to share our latest issue with zine fans out there in the fair city of film.

Digital and physical copies of previous issues of our zine are available here. Do feel free to take a look for info and inspo.

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