The Best of 2011 – MostlyFilm Needs You

by Indy Datta

“Tied to a Chair” – according to Metacritic, the worst film of 2011

Yes, again!

After what I feel was the resounding success of my public call for submissions for the London Film Festival,  which led to some great writers writing for us for the first (but hopefully not the last) time, we’re doing it again as we look towards the end of the year, a time when most film blogs will be looking back at their favourite (and least favourite) films of the year.

This is what we’re going to do. For ten days in December,  one writer will get the blog to themself each day to write about their favourite film (or, if you really prefer, TV programme, show, play, record, game, you know the kind of stuff we cover) of the year. You could be one of those writers.

Exactly what you write is up to you, but I am really looking for pieces that concentrate on one film (etc.) you really love rather than surveys of your year in film (although I will be sticking a top ten list on the end of mine, and invite you to do the same).

Obviously, I don’t want ten pieces all about We Need to Talk About Kevin, or Skyrim, or the Cher Lloyd album, so what I am asking for is pitches, and I will run what look to me like potentially the ten best pieces.

Boring T&Cs stuff, which bears repeating from last time. This is unpaid and you keep the copyright in your work but please give us the right to publish it first and have it as an exclusive until the end of the year.

I look forward to hearing from you – send your pitches to

(Next week: the London Korean Film Festival, Take Shelter, more art and, because we don’t run enough Doctor Who stuff, some Doctor Who stuff)

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