Do you want to write features and articles about cinema? TAKE ONE is always looking for new volunteer writers. Our readership is continually expanding, and we are looking for new, original and articulate writers. Enthusiastic people with a sound knowledge of film and a fresh approach to subject matter, whether you’re writing about a particular genre, director, film, short film, or about the industry in general.
We are an official media partner of the Cambridge Film Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival and Scotland’s IberoDocs, but we also work with other festivals all year round in the UK and further afield, to write features, interviews and reviews. All reviews are independent of the festival they screen at – we like to help to promote small film events but always tell our writers they must be honest in their writing about the films they see. We can usually secure press passes for special events, festivals, or screenings of new releases at independent or small chain cinemas. We also frequently have digital screeners for most independent releases or can secure them. In the past, we have also covered Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, BFI London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sundance London, Raindance, Cambridge, San Sebastian, Brighton, Watersprite and many others.
TAKE ONE is not a money-making endeavour, and editors Jim and Rosy run the site out of their own pocket. We are looking at future models that might allow us to generate revenue but, for now, we are focusing on building the experience of new writers and coverage of film festivals and under-seen films. Many former and continuing TAKE ONE writers have gone on to paid freelance work and other film industry positions.
If you have past writing experience, please include some links as we frequently add people to the team on the strength of previous work. There is no need to have had previous experience, but – if that is the case – we’ll normally discuss a trial article with you, which if we accept will usually be the first published piece the writer has with us.
We prefer to have ongoing relationships with our writers, but we’re also open to individual piece pitches also.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you are interested in joining the TAKE ONE team, have a look around TAKEONECinema.net to get a feel, and simply fill out the form below to contact the editors.
March 1st, 2021 – For now, due to a large number of folk emailing, we are not taking any further applications while we focus on getting back to those people and covering the festivals we have targeted in early 2021. However, we will again very soon! Come back soon. However, if you want to pitch a single article or have questions, please feel free to email Jim[at]TAKEONECinema.net.