Cinephilia & Beyond’s Short Films Showcase:
Present Your Work, the World Is Waiting
We’re very excited to announce that, starting from the beginning of June, we’re reopening the Short Films Showcase section of our website to open our doors for aspiring filmmakers to submit their short films for review and analysis.
Since C&B is a part of a non-profit organization and relies exclusively on its readership’s financial support to live to write another day, the short films we consider to be high-quality will be chosen and their authors will be offered to choose from either the Basic or the Premium C&B treatment package. This by no means signifies C&B will review all films made by those filmmakers willing to pay for the time and effort of our writers. Our goal is to present the best short films we receive to our readers and, by promoting talented filmmakers at the first steps of their path to successful careers, help make a difference and enrich the film-loving community as a whole.
It’s very important for us to stress that all profit we make through our Short Film Showcase section will go to making Cinephilia & Beyond a better, more powerful source of inspiration and motivation for film-lovers. A part of our income generated this way will go to the reviewers, of course, but equally importantly, the other part will go directly to C&B, which will allow us to be more creative, educational and influential in the future.
Who is your audience?
Some of the most respected people from the industry.
We’re endlessly grateful and humbled to the likes of Guillermo del Toro, Ava DuVernay, William Friedkin, James Mangold, Judd Apatow, Pam Grier, Christopher McQuarrie, Anna Biller, Edgar Wright, Richard LaGravenese, M. Night Shyamalan, Christopher Doyle, Andie MacDowell, Ben Wheatley, Phil Lord, Sam Neill, Meg LeFauve, Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, Anthony Bourdain, Alice Lowe, Thierry Frémaux, Pierre Lescure, Gilles Jacob, Nicolas Saada, Dominique Farrugia, Matthieu Kassovitz, Jennifer Todd, Frederick Wiseman, Morris Bright, Cameron Crowe, Franklin Leonard, Taika Waititi, Chaz Ebert, Roger Corman, Josh Boone, Cameron Bailey, Mark Bristol, Matt Reeves, Zoe Cassavetes, Santiago Segura, Neil Marshall, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Joshua and Ben Safdie, Lexi Alexander, Brian Koppelman, Richard Ayoade, Clint Mansell, Sean Baker, Peter Gould, Josh Olson, Eric Heisserer, Oliver Stone, Robert Evans, Mike Medavoy, Iain Smith, Kevin Feige, Dalibor Matanić, Richard Brody, Matt Zoller Seitz, Bilge Ebiri, Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, David Lynch Foundation, Turner Classic Movies, The Estate of Orson Welles, The Humphrey Bogart Estate, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sundance Institute, The American Film Institute, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, The British Film Institute, La Cinématheque, Cahiers du Cinéma, European Film Academy and many others.
So what are we looking for?
We’re primarily interested in great stories, with absorbing characters and quality dialogue, with fine acting and capable directing. We want to be inspired, thrilled, seduced, surprised. Filmmakers whose short films charm us to a degree of wanting to promote them stay with C&B forever—we’d like to support them, follow their work, the idea is that our doors are always open to them.
By far the hardest thing for a filmmaker is to get eyeballs on your material. I would never begrudge the attention on a film. Because it means that the film will have its chance. You get it out there, people see it; then they can judge it. —Christopher Nolan
If you think your film has what it takes, whatever its genre or budget might be, we urge you to contact us so that we can help you spread the word. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link and a basic introduction. This is your moment. Step into the spotlight.
the C&B team