Call For Submissions: Masks of Madness – Mental Health in Film

To celebrate the theatrical release of Josephine Decker’s  in the U.S. this month, Berlin Film Journal and Sad Girl Cinema have partnered up to curate our first ever issue on print: Masks of Madness – Mental Health in Film.

We are currently accepting submissions focusing on mental health representation in film and what it means to you. All forms of work are welcome: poems, short stories, mini essays, letters, playlists, collages, comics, photography, illustration… etc! We ask that you consider the following questions when submitting your piece:

  • Which film featuring mental health representation has had an impact on your life and how?
  • How has cinema informed our knowledge of mental health?
  • Which film depicted a mentally ill character who you could identify with?

Be sure to check out our Letterboxd list regarding film titles on this subject matter.

Please send finished pieces for this issue. Essays must be between 500 – 1000 words. Images must be sent in a high resolution jpeg format.

All work will be credited in the zine unless you request to remain anonymous.

Please send submissions and questions to by the 10th of October, 2018.