Submissions open for Pretty Deadly Films #13 – Colin By Your Name

The first issue of 2023 for Film In Dublin’s Pretty Deadly Films zine is coming this Spring and we have submissions open now for articles and artwork. Coming just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and just after the Oscars, we have our Ireland jersies on proudly for PDF Issue 13, a celebration and exploration of all things Colin Farrell.

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
  • And more (Surprise us!)

Please contact us by Friday (10th February) if you would like to pitch an idea for our next issue, which will be released on Thursday 16th March. We have 5 guest contributor spots currently open.

The theme of issue 13 is ‘Colin By Your Name’. Though Colin Farrell is an international superstar and one of Ireland’s most beloved actors, the kid from Castleknock has had plenty of sliding doors moments through his career. If an audition for Boyzone went the other way in the early 90s we might have a very different view of the lad now certainly. His early days in Hollywood, ‘bad boy’ reputation and experiences with addiction could have led to a career of promise flaming out, but as of 2023, from his Best Actor-nominated appearance in The Banshees of Inisherin, charming appearances on the press circuit and homegrown hero status mean his on-screen stock has never been higher.

From the exciting excess of Hollywood blockbusters like Alexander and Daredevil, to the mannered mania of his films with Yorgos Lanthimos, to Irish hits like In Bruges and beyond, there’s a deep well to dive into and we want to see how you’re inspired by the films of Farrell – the emotions, the eyebrows, the small stuff and the star quality that has taken Farrell so far. We love Colin at Film In Dublin and we can’t wait to hear his name come through in your work. 

Pretty Deadly Films can offer €60 for artwork and essays. We aim to four zines in total in 2024. If this time around is too busy 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 #13’. We will make our briefing document available to selected contributors. We;re looking forward to hearing from you and to sharing our latest issue with zine fans out there in the fair city of film.

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

Where to watch In Bruges

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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