New Machine Magazine is Seeking Freelance Film Festival Writers

New Machine Magazine is seeking freelance writers to contribute social posts, articles and feature stories over the busy film festival period in 2017.

New Machine’s goal is simple. We aim to be the definitive industry guide to the next generation of filmmakers. Our freelance writers do this by closely following the career progress of student and short filmmakers as well as first time independent feature filmmakers who are making a mark on the film festival circuit and elsewhere.

New Machine’s focus is on covering the major Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festivals, but we can make some exceptions, depending on location or other aspects like diversity or notable genre film festivals.

Upcoming festivals that we plan to cover and need writers for include;

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Slamdance
  • London Short Film Festival
  • Flickerfest International Australian Short Film Festival
  • SXSW Short Film Program

And we plan to cover many more in 2017…. You can see the full list of Oscar and BAFTA qualifying short film festivals.

We pay on a per article/post basis with the opportunity for media accreditation at certain film festivals if possible.

If interested by contact our editor at for further details about the assignments and film festivals we need covered in 2017.


Michael Kelleher
New Machine Magazine