The MUFF Society

A feminist community that celebrates women in film/TV.

The MUFF Society is a feminist screening series and community based in Toronto that aims to champion women in film both on and off screen. We do this through a variety of initiatives, including a short film program (miniMUFF), conversation series (Reel Girl Talk), documentary series (HER-Story), and blog.

THE MUFF BLOG SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Hi there! So you'd like to contribute to our collaborative MUFF Blog on Medium? Fantastic! Just follow these handy-dandy steps and you'll be just fine. 

What we want (other than to zig-a-zag-ah).

We aren’t a review site; there are tons of those out there and we want to do something different. You know how when you’re with a friend and they’re telling you about this amazing film that you HAVE to see and they’re so excited you almost want to leave immediately to go see it? We want that passion, the intimacy of sharing something you love with good friends. Right now we have three types of posts:

#MUFFApproved: any film/TV show that you feel is feminist. Tip: instead of critiquing or judging your pick, try answering this question: “What makes this #MUFFApproved?” If your answer is the plot or an awesome character, write about that. If it’s because one of the major crew members is a woman, write about her. If it’s because the actress is an inspiring force of nature, write about that.

#MissMUFF: because sometimes a woman in film/TV has done so damn much it’s hard to pick just one project to be #MUFFapproved, we started this feature (sort of like one of those wall calendars but better). Each month we aim to highlight a badass woman from the film/tv industry.

#MUFFListed: because we really like lists, okay? Maybe Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion taught you a lot of life lessons. Or if you don’t make a list of the top ten times Kerry Washington blew your mind on Scandal you might die. List away!

Have an idea of your own? We’re always looking to expand our blog and make it more awesome!

Style.

  • Please keep the writing conversational, casual, and fun. Imagine you’re telling a friend a story. Or your mum or your cat. Try to keep it around 350 words and make it personal—use “I” and “me” instead of “we” or “they.”
  • Swearing is totally fucking okay.
  • We will do a very basic edit of your submission, mostly for grammar. If we feel a lot needs to be edited, we will send it back to you with notes.
  • Wanna submit a video? Cool! They should be no longer than 5 minutes and be appropriate (read: legal) for Youtube. (By sending us a link to or copy of your video, you give The MUFF Society permission to post it to our own Youtube page. Please indicate any specific credits you would like for the Youtube description.)

The nitty-gritty.

  1. Please email us (muffsociety@gmail.com) with what you would like to write about and your Medium username. We will give your idea the go-ahead and then add you as a writer to our publication.
  2. When you’ve been added as a writer, you can write your piece on Medium and submit it to our Publication.
  3. If you would like to re-post your contribution to your own website, feel free as long as you note that it was originally published at The MUFF Society at the top.

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