Pretty Deadly Films is accepting submissions

Our film zine Pretty Deadly Films returns this June and we’re putting the call out for contributors. 

Film In Dublin’s online zine Pretty Deadly Films is currently seeking guest contributors. 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.

To keep the bright lights on for our e-zine machine, we will be making our next batch of issues available for pay-what-you-can on Gumroad. You can get a digital download or a pretty deadly packet with a hard copy posted right to your door. Issue 5 Reboots, Returns, Revivals is available there now and we’ll have a few new bits and bobs up for you in the next few days too!

We are accepting submissions for:


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

We have slots open for 3 guest contributors for our 6th issue, ‘School’s Out For Summer’. Term is finishing up, the sun is coming out and, slowly, surely, quietly, things are getting that bit brighter. It’s been a hard year, but summer is always a pretty deadly time, there is some craic in everything, that’s how the light gets in. The bell is ringing and we want to hear from you about those movies that give you that last-days-in-May feeling, the movies that, against all odds, make school look pretty deadly. 

Pretty Deadly Films can offer €60 for artwork and essays.  We aim to release four issues in 2021 – in April, June, September and December. If June is coming too soon for you, or if we are unable to slot you in this time, we can keep you in mind for the months ahead. 

Please send pitches, submissions or expressions of interest to with the subject line ‘PDF #6’. We will make our briefing doc available to contributors. 

Deadline for pitches and submissions for Pretty Deadly Films #6 is Friday May 21st. 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.

Luke Dunne
About me

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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