Explore our updated comprehensive compilation of the top film magazines, film journals, and filmmaking trade publications in 2023. Maintaining awareness of the latest news, strategies, and trends in the film and television industry is crucial for advancing your filmmaking career.
These curated movie magazines and trades not only cater to filmmakers but also offer valuable insights into different entertainment departments. Stay well-informed about your craft and remain current with the evolving landscape of the industry by delving into the resources outlined below.
If you are aware of any additional film magazines or trade publications that deserve a spot on our list, we invite you to contact us. Your input ensures that our compilation remains thorough and reflective of the diverse and dynamic realm of filmmaking.
The Best TV & Film Magazines, Film Journals, and Trade Publications
Film and Television Leading Trade Publications
Recognized and respected throughout the world of show business, Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news and analysis – information vital to their professions. Variety is one of the most respected film magazines worldwide.
The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry. Informing, engaging and empowering content is delivered across a multimedia platform: a weekly magazine, bi-monthly special reports, quarterly glossies, a Website, a daily news PDF, an iPad app and events. THR is one of the most trustworthy film magazines in the industry.
Screen International is the leading film industry magazine resource covering the international film markets, providing a whole-industry perspective from some of the business’s most knowledgeable writers and data analysts. Across print and online mediums, Screen International delivers analysis, opinion and commentary on the issues, people and products shaping the worldwide film industry.
Production Design Magazines +
Selected Architecture, Art, Interior Design Magazines
Perspective is published by the Art Director’s Guild, featuring articles about the guild and its members and the work they have produced, in addition to technological advances in the industry and issues pertaining to guild members.
Perspective is available for free online.
The Italian Production Designers, Costume Designers, and Set Decorators Guild publish Scenografia & Costume. The magazine publishes articles and interviews with its Italian members, including images of their work in film, television, and the theatrical arts. Scenografia & Costume has replaced their previous magazine, the ASC.
The Scenographer focuses on the entertainment industry, showcasing production design, set decor and costume design for film, theatre and television. A quality periodical with elegant graphics, richly illustrated with colour photographs and original artwork. Contents include exclusive interviews with designers plus in-depth articles on the best in live and filmed entertainment.
Artforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art. The magazine is distinguished from other magazines by its unique 10½ x 10½ inch square format, with each cover often devoted to an artist’s work. The magazine features in-depth articles and reviews of contemporary art, book reviews, columns on cinema and popular culture, personal essays, commissioned artworks and reports, and numerous full-page advertisements from prominent galleries worldwide.
Architectural Digest‘s principal subject is interior design, not — as the magazine’s name might suggest — architecture more generally. Architectural Digest is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership. It bills itself as the “International Magazine of Interior Design”. Each issue is primarily devoted to critiquing and analyzing trends and fashions in interior design.
Elle Decor is the ultimate guide to decorating and design and the indispensable go-to source for everyone who wants to create a more beautiful life. Whether your taste is classic or contemporary—or an eclectic mix of both—you’ll find ideas and inspiration, the latest information and products, and tools to help you decorate, renovate, and entertain stylishly.
Vogue Living magazine has published the best in design, interiors, travel, arts and entertainment since 1967. We endeavour to tell stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together myriad influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far-flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the camera’s lens.
Since 1996, Wallpaper* has set the design agenda by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, interiors to jewelry remains unrivalled. Truly international, consistently intelligent and hugely influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and style magazine.
Interior Design is the definitive resource for interior designers, architects and other design pros, featuring groundbreaking projects, innovative new products, real-time design industry news, exclusive in-depth research and more. Offering print, digital and events, Interior Design is the design authority in the B2B design market.
The World of Interiors is acknowledged as the most influential, inspiring and lavishly produced design and decoration magazine money can buy. The integrity of its editorial is matched by the quality of its production and its ability to bring together the broadest spectrum of houses, art features and product shoots. It is a unique resource for affluent and intelligent individuals passionate about how they live.
Metropolis is a national trade magazine for architects and designers that attracts a wide audience. It examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, social responsibility, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to the everyday objects we use.
House & Garden is a British interior design magazine from Condé Nast. House & Garden aims to showcase the best in international design and decoration. They intend to fill a genuine market gap by delivering innovative, intelligent and inspirational writing in interiors, food and travel punctuated with beautiful photography.
With the tagline “At Home In the Modern World,” Dwell focuses on modern residential interior design and architecture. Their mantra is to show that contemporary architecture can be gorgeous, comfortable, and welcoming.
Veranda is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. Veranda is both an ideas showcase and an intensely pleasurable escape, where homes feel as good as they look.
The Magazine Antiques is the authority on fine and decorative art, an unparalleled forum of integrity and excellence. Year after year, savvy dealers rely on Antiques as the centrepiece of their strategies to attract buyers. Antiques publishes six outstanding bi-monthly issues in print and online, with articles written by distinguished specialists, dealers, and noted writers in a refreshing light accompanied by beautiful photography. The magazine creates an engaging celebration of art from across the centuries and around the globe.
Costume Design Magazines
+ Selected Fashion Magazines
The Costume Designer is a magazine published by the Costume Designer’s Guild, Local 892 of IATSE. With features like “Sketch to Screen,” “Meet the Assistants,” and “A Look Back,” it’s an excellent resource for members of the art department to learn more about the intricacy of costume design. The Costume Designer is available for free online.
The Italian Production Designers, Costume Designers, and Set Decorators Guild publish Scenografia & Costume. The magazine publishes articles and interviews with its Italian members, including images of their work in film, television, and the theatrical arts. Scenografia & Costume has replaced their previous magazine, the ASC.
With its first issue printed in 1892, Vogue is one of the longest-running magazines, with 17 different editions worldwide. Vogue displays cutting-edge fashion with gorgeous photography – it’s no wonder it’s commonly heralded as the most influential fashion magazine.
With an emphasis on fashion, beauty, culture, art and design, W Magazine features fashion editorials, the latest trends from the runway, entertainment and cultural affairs coverage, and house tours showcasing innovative residential architecture.
Elle is a worldwide women’s magazine of French origin that offers a mix of fashion and beauty content and culture, society and lifestyle. The title means “she” or “her” in French. Elle is the world’s largest fashion magazine, with 45 editions worldwide and 46 local websites. It now counts 21 million readers with an audience of primarily women.
Hair + Makeup Magazines
The Artisan is the official quarterly publication of the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706. This exclusive craft publication is not available on newsstands and is not for the general public. 2,500 copies are printed each quarter and mailed directly to every guild member, with bonus distribution to various entertainment and beauty industry personnel.
The LMGI Compass Magazine is published quarterly by the Location Managers Guild International. The influence and community of the Location Managers Guild has grown to such an extent that they created the LMGI Compass magazine to keep everyone informed. The consistent theme is to showcase the many talents of our members.
Location International Magazine is a global publication focusing on location filming worldwide. Location International is a stylish, full-colour annual magazine targeted at the international film production industry. The magazine is distributed to 15,000 movie professionals worldwide and available at Locations Trade Show in LA; Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity; Berlinale; MIPTV and MIPCOM; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; and at AFM in Los Angeles.
ICG Magazine is published by The International Cinematographers Guild, representing US camera professionals. The magazine covers these technicians and artisans in their union who are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, television, and our computer screen. ICG Magazine is available to US residents only.
The film magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers. American Cinematographer focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, going behind the scenes on domestic and international productions of all shapes and sizes. The magazine features in-depth interviews with cinematographers, directors and some of their key collaborators at every stage of production.
British Cinematographer – Europe’s No.1 cinematography magazine, with a growing worldwide audience – reflects the dynamism of the times. Encompassing the beauty of tradition and the shock of the new, they focus on the art and craft of cinematographers and the technologies they use during production and post-production.
The film magazine of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Canadian Cinematographer covers the full spectrum of cinematography – film, television, HD and digital production techniques. Each issue contains feature articles, interviews, industry news and the latest equipment updates.
Australian Cinematographer is Asia-Pacific’s leading cinematography magazine. Australian Cinematographer Magazine blazes a trail into film’s future without neglecting the occasional glance in the rear vision mirror. A publication that ordains cinematography’s heroes in print brings the industry’s characters to life in colour and captures what it means to be a cinematographer in the modern world.
Camera Operator magazine, published quarterly in a multimedia format by the Society of Camera Operators, covers behind-the-scenes experiences of the top television and feature film camera operators and their relationship to others on the production team, as well as on-set etiquette and advice, technical how-tos, profiles of members, and reviews and discussion of tools and technologies.
Visual Effects + Animation Magazines
VFX Magazine takes an in-depth look into the art and science of visual effects in film and television. The magazine prides itself on the freedom and access of information to all who need it to blossom in their visual effects careers.
3D World delivers a mix of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, and more. We bring the very best creative work to our audience and offer the insight that enables them to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design and to create their best work.
3dcreative is the magazine for CG artists around the globe, whether you already work in 3D or are just getting started. Each issue is full of techniques, tutorials, interviews, articles, project overviews and galleries – providing the perfect platform to improve your 3D skills, learn from the professionals and get inspiration for your next project.
Cinefex was an indispensable resource for anyone who loves the process of creating movie magic. They were high-quality, long-format and image-heavy. Whether you work in the visual effects or animation industry, are a filmmaking or effects hobbyist, or love to hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of the past decade’s most visually significant and incredible films, the Cinefex magazine archive will inform, awe, and fascinate you. It is out of print, but all previous issues are available for download on the Apple store.
For over 35 years, Animation Magazine has been the No. 1 source of information about the business, technology, VFX and art of animation. This monthly publication offers informative, in-depth articles about this influential art form worldwide. Content covers all forms of animation, feature films, television, gaming, anime, technology, events and trends in the animation industry. It is published ten times/year and available in print or digital.
CineMontage Magazine has a lineage of almost 40 years as the Journal of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, publishing stories about its members working in the many crafts of the post-production industry. CineMontage is mailed quarterly to over 10,000 members, both active and retired, as well as to film schools and post-production facilities in the entertainment industry.
Film Score Monthly is an online film magazine (and former print magazine) founded by editor-in-chief and executive producer Lukas Kendall in June 1990 as The Soundtrack Correspondence List. It is dedicated to the art of film and television scoring. In 2013, backissues of the print edition of Film Score Monthly were put online free of charge.
Documentary Magazine is published by the International Documentary Association and supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the generosity of the IDA community. A subscription to Documentary is included in annual membership dues. Otherwise, subscriptions are available to libraries or institutions only. Content can however be viewed online.
POV Magazine covers the art and business of documentary. Our print magazine and website engage with all forms of documentary: film, photography, interactive, podcasts, and more. We offer informed and engaged commentary that connects documentaries with the issues of today. This commentary takes the form of essays, profiles of new films, filmmaker profiles, interviews, and columns on current affairs and policy. We value truth and independence in news media, and the long history of documentary in Canada for providing a voice to filmmakers from communities across the nation.
Modern Times Review is the European documentary printed magazine and web publication covering the world of non-fiction – with critical independent articles. The magazine can be found at all the primary European documentary festivals, on-site for audiences, and in the delegate bags of professionals. Printed three times annually and with regularly updated online content, their archive of nearly 2000 reviews and articles cover political, ecological, big-tech and existential documentary films – and some non-fiction books.
Acting + Casting Magazines
SAG-AFTRA Magazine is a quarterly magazine and a benefit of SAG-AFTRA membership. It circulates to approximately 160,000 readers throughout the United States and abroad. SAG-AFTRA is the largest union for actors in the United States. It consists of over 160,000 actors and other performers, including broadcasters, dancers and voice actors.
Backstage Magazine is an American entertainment industry trade publication. Founded by Allen Zwerdling and Ira Eaker in 1960, it covers the film and performing arts industry from the perspective of performers, unions, and casting, with an emphasis on topics such as job opportunities and career advice.
Film Exhibition + Distribution
For more than 30 years, Cinema Technology has been read and referenced by the key decision makers and influencers throughout the world of cinema exhibition. With news and feature articles that draw on our commissioning team’s informed insight, Cinema Technology focuses on the vital topics of the day, ensuring that the title provides readers with content that is timely, objective and relevant to readers looking for the latest on the cinema business.
In publication since 1920, Boxoffice Pro is the reference publication of theatrical exhibition. Serving as the official publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners, Boxoffice Pro includes expert analysis of industry trends, executive profiles, and exclusive financial forecasts in print and online. Following its 2018 merger with Film Journal International, Boxoffice Pro is the only monthly magazine exclusively focused on the interests of theatrical exhibition worldwide.
Film + Television Trade Magazines
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication film magazine covering issues relating to independent film. The magazine includes interviews, case studies, financing and distribution information, festival reports, technical and production updates, legal pointers, and filmmakers on filmmaking in their own words.
SHOOT Magazine‘s unwavering mission for more than a half-century has been to serve the news and information needs of creative and production decision-makers. Doing this for ad agencies, brands, executives and artisans in the production industry at commercial and entertainment production/post/editorial/music/sound, and VFX and animation companies. Readers also include production and post decision-makers at broadcast/cable/OTT Networks, movie studios and independent filmmakers. SHOOT connects readers to the news, to the best work and to each other.
Cinéaste Magazine is an American quarterly film magazine that was first established in 1967. Cineaste publishes reviews, in-depth analyses and interviews with actors, filmmakers, and creatives. The magazine is independently operated with no financial ties to any film studios or academic institutions. Publication of the magazine is, however, made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Artforum is an international monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art. The magazine is distinguished from other magazines by its unique 10½ x 10½ inch square format, with each cover often devoted to the work of an artist. The magazine features in-depth articles and reviews of contemporary art, as well as book reviews, columns on cinema and popular culture, personal essays, commissioned artworks and essays, and numerous full-page advertisements from prominent galleries around the world.
MovieMaker is a magazine focused on the art and business of making movies with a special emphasis on independent film. Feature article topics include moviemaking techniques and “how to,” trends, technology and new product updates. Content is directed at the audience as well as the artist through discussion of contemporary independent and studio films and classic cinema.
Little White Lies magazine was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.
Cinema Scope has been published since 1999 with articles on world cinema. The magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 films of each year. The magazine also features film reviews, criticism, news and comments. Cinema Scope is one of the most respected publications on film, uniting experienced critics with new writers.
Since 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Published by Film at Lincoln Center, Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers.
Sight and Sound magazine is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). It conducts the well-known, once-a-decade Sight and Sound Poll of the Greatest Films of All Time, ongoing since 1952. The Sight and Sound accolade has come to be regarded as one of the most important of the “greatest ever film” polls. The critic Roger Ebert described it as “by far the most respected of the countless polls of great movies—the only one most serious movie people take seriously.”
Film, Television + Media Journals
Film Quarterly publishes in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews on all aspects of cinema, media, and society—from film classics to emergent technologies, combining the best of scholarship and journalism since 1959. Film Quarterly is committed to advancing timely and intersectional approaches to the criticism and analysis of visual culture through exploring new perspectives on issues of diversity, race, gender, sexuality, and transnationalism.
Film International started in 1973 as Filmhäftet in Sweden and has through the years recruited contributors among the most distinguished scholars and journalists around the world. Film International covers film culture as part of the broader culture, history and economy of society. We address topics of contemporary relevance from historically informed perspectives. We wish to bridge the gap between the academy and the outside world, and encourage the participation of scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as journalists, freelance writers, activists and film-makers.
Framework has no single ideology but rather seeks to publish work from original thinkers in the forefront of new cultural and political perspectives, and follows all aspects of film and media, in any genre or type. Framework welcomes contributions from writers, scholars, critics, and practitioners from around the world, and invites the submission of articles, interviews, reviews, dossiers, art projects and think pieces. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media is a peer-reviewed, international journal published bi-annually by Wayne State University Press.
Film Criticism is a peer-reviewed online publication whose aim is to bring together scholarship in the field of cinema and media studies in order to present the finest work in this area, foregrounding textual criticism as a primary value. Our readership is academic, although we strive to publish material that is accessible to undergraduates and engaging to established scholars.
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism features unique, high-quality coverage of digital media, film, games, photography, television, video, and visual arts, as well as addresses current scholarship, issues, and debates within art history, media studies, visual and cultural studies, and related fields. The journal seeks to serve as a diverse, inclusive, and interdisciplinary forum for visual culture and cultural criticism that extends across theory, research, and practice.
Film-Philosophy is dedicated to the engagement between film studies and philosophy, exploring the ways in which films develop and contribute to philosophical discussion. The journal also provides a forum for the thoughtful re-evaluation of key aspects of both film studies and philosophy as academic disciplines.
Camera Obscura provides a forum for scholarship and debate on feminism, culture, and media studies. The journal encourages contributions in areas such as the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality with audiovisual culture; new histories and theories of film, television, video, and digital media; and politically engaged approaches to a range of media practices.
Film Journal is an open access, academic journal founded by SERCIA. Issues are devoted to articles on a particular theme, and individual articles and book reviews are welcomed. Film Journal encourages articles and special issues that examine a wide variety of themes and provide new perspectives on film history, theory, narrative and aesthetics.
CINEJ Cinema Journal is a peer-reviewed, semiannually published international scholarly film studies journal based in USA. It is published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh and is cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press. There are no article processing or submission fees or other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.
Image [&] Narrative is a peer-reviewed journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term. It does not focus on a narrowly defined corpus or theoretical framework but questions the mutual shaping of literary and visual cultures. Besides tackling theoretical issues, it is a platform for reviews of real-life examples. Each issue features four parts: 1) a thematic cluster, guest-edited by specialized scholars in the field; 2) a selection of various articles; 3) a few “experiences” of research; 4) reviews of recent publications. Image [&] Narrative is a bilingual journal, which publishes contributions in either English or French, and which fosters cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between linguistic and scientific traditions.
Comparative Cinema is a biannual publication. Published by the Center for Aesthetic Research on Audiovisual Media (CINEMA) of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the journal specializes in the study of comparative cinema and the ways in which cinema is received and interpreted in different social and political contexts.
Television & New Media is an international journal showcasing key intellectual developments in television and new media studies. TVNM addresses questions of how power is expressed through media politics, economics, and cultures. The journal focuses on critical and cultural studies approaches to media and their application across social science and humanities disciplines.
Millennium Film Journal has been published more or less biannually since 1978. The longest-running publication devoted to artists’ moving images. The MFJ consists of highly readable, image-rich commentary about talented, innovative, and influential contemporary analog and digital media artists. In an age of specialization, our unique focus has garnered a committed global following, including art, film and visual culture enthusiasts. Our single commitment is to cinema as an art form.
Local Markets + International Film Trade Publications
Cahiers du Cinéma is the most prestigious and influential film journal ever published. The title translates to ”Notebooks on Cinema” in English. Cahiers du Cinéma was co-founded in France in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. Originally included amongst its writers: Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and François Truffaut, who went on to become highly influential filmmakers. In February 2020, the magazine was bought by several French entrepreneurs, including Xavier Niel and Alain Weill. It is the oldest French-language film magazine in publication.
The publication is only available in French, but Google Translate can help.
Positif is one of the oldest monthly film magazines. Founded in Lyon, France, in 1952, it is an entirely independent journal written on a voluntary basis. This status gives it great freedom. Readers love the quality of interviews and analyses, the richness of the iconography, and the permanent archives from the past. The commentary on the innovative works of the present makes Positif a reference magazine for film lovers on an international scale. Positif Magazine was able to give merit to Stanley Kubrick, Andreï Tarkovski, Pedro Almodóvar, Wong Kar-wai, Maurice Pialat and Jacques Audiard from their very first films.
Filmfare is an Indian English-language fortnightly magazine published by Worldwide Media. Acknowledged as one of India’s most popular entertainment magazines, it publishes pieces involving news, interviews, videos, reviews, and events. The magazine also gives out the Filmfare Awards annually. Other awards include the Filmfare Awards South, the Filmfare Awards East, the Filmfare Marathi Awards, the Filmfare Awards Punjabi, the Filmfare OTT Awards, the Filmfare Short Film Awards and the Filmfare Style & Glamour Awards.
Playback Magazine is Canada’s production, broadcasting and interactive media destination, offering an intimate view of industry events, trends, and innovations.
Since 1955, the primary objective of the independent magazine has been to promote film culture among young people. It is in this spirit that the mandate of Séquences – La revue des cinémas pluriels, is characterized by a determination to support cinema above all as an artistic medium. The journal in paper format lends itself only to analyses, criticisms and in-depth reports.
24 Images is a French-language film magazine published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Since its creation in 1979, 24 Images has endeavoured to think about cinema from Quebec and elsewhere, yesterday and today. Observing society through the prism of film, witnessing its evolution, its diversity, and the relationships that maintain it within society. 24 Images is primarily a magazine, which is now published four times a year.
Fan + Genre Film Magazines
Entertainment Weekly owns pop culture. They are the first to tell you about the best and worst movies, TV shows, music, books and more. With unparalleled access, they are the most trusted source in entertainment and your direct line to Hollywood’s most compelling artists. Their content lives everywhere you do. Entertainment Weekly knows your time is precious and takes itself seriously as one of the most popular film magazines out there.
With a heritage going back to 1997, Total Film has spent decades looking not only forward but backward. Total Film Magazine celebrates the classics that inspire audiences and filmmakers. They love revisiting favourite films with a new focus and reappraising lauded and loathed movies from the past. Check out the secrets they uncover and the vintage corkers that should be on your must-see list.
Empire Magazine is the world’s biggest movie magazine – with the very latest film news, decades of movie reviews, and topical discussions of the biggest talking points in the world of cinema. From genre-centric lists of the greatest films ever made to the very latest Marvel/DC updates, Empire Online has everything. Read Empire Magazine to keep up to date with the very latest goings-on in Hollywood and beyond.
Launched in 1997 by Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue is the world’s leading horror in culture and entertainment brand, spearheaded by its multiple award-winning periodical, Rue Morgue Magazine. Rue Morgue Magazine is issued bimonthly and distributed worldwide.
SFX Magazine is published every four weeks and was founded in 1995. The magazine covers topics in the genres of popular science fiction, fantasy, and horror within the media of films, television, video games, comics, and literature. According to the film magazines website, the SF stands for “science fiction”, but the X doesn’t stand for anything in particular. Given the magazine’s cinematic content, SFX may stand for ‘Special Effects’.
Starburst is a British science fiction magazine. Starburst contains news, interviews, features, and reviews of genre material in various media, including TV, film, soundtracks, multimedia, books, and comics books. The magazine is published quarterly, with additional news and reviews being published daily on the website.