Projectorhead was founded on 1st April 2011 by Anuj Malhotra and Gautam Valluri, who was also the first editor of the magazine.
The roster, as below:
Editor Sudarshan Ramani
Web Architect Suraj Prasad
Design Advisor Gautam Valluri
Operations Chandan Sen
Publisher Anuj Malhotra
Projectorhead is proud to have featured contributions from writers as diverse as:
Adrian Martin, Anamaria Dobinciuc, Andres Tapa-Urzua, Ankan Kazi, CS Bhagya, David Cairns, Daryl Chin, Devdutt Trivedi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jit Phokaew, Gaurav Puri, Kaz Rahman, May Adadol Ingawanij, Nathaniel Drake-Carlson, Rafiq Baghdadi, Rahee Punyashloka, Rajeev Rao, Ravi Iyer, Satish Naidu, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Shivarth Pandey, Soham Gadre, Srikanth Srinivasan, Sudipto Basu, Sumit Chaturvedi, Surbhi Goel and Svetlana Naudiyal.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I submit a piece to Projectorhead?
Projectorhead constantly seeks to identify and then feature new talent on its pages. All prospective contributors may submit a proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The proposal will essentially be a 40-50 word summary of the prospective contribution. Our reply to you will contain details of how we can proceed from thereon.
2. Is there any particular kind of writing Projectorhead is looking for?
While Projectorhead is devoted to the exploration of all the facets of cinema, we are presently partial to subjects pertaining to auteurism, quality research on film production and film-making, Indian film history – regional/national/independent/experimental/documentary and deconstruction. We also endorse writing that places a special emphasis on the various eccentric tics present in and often exclusive to a film (or a bunch of films) – essentially, criticism with its own singular obsession.
That said, if your piece deals with cinema at the end of the day – whether from an aesthetic, sociological or political perspective – we will definitely consider publishing it.
3. Are there any rules to follow for writers?
Projectorhead is guided by the following principles which we involuntarily take into account when publishing a piece.
a) The article should be well researched. While we accept all kinds of submissions, our magazine will not publish articles with inaccurate or poorly researched information. Our editorial team is fully at hand to help you with fact checking and getting years of release right, so please feel free to rely on us for any queries/doubts/mistakes that happens in the course of writing an article.
b) The article should be well argued. Our magazine is dedicated to getting as many different points of view as possible and as many different tones (From Hagiographic to Scathing). There is no governing ideology here. That said, we will print an article only if we feel that the writer has presented a coherent interpretation of a given film or a director’s work.
4. What is the difference between publishing on the magazine blog and the actual issue?
On a practical level, none. Same writing standards apply. That said, our blog favors smaller pieces (word limit: 1000 words), greater urgency in tone and a certain level of topicality.
5. Is Projectorhead looking for full-time staff writers?
We do have a floating regular writing staff at present but due to the nature of our organization at our present stage, our model is freelance, article-by-article based. Since our issues are presently published over given intervals, this suits us fine. The good news is that this allows endless opportunity for newcomers to find an audience and interact with our more experienced staff.