Our subscribers or one-time patrons are offered the possibility of showcasing their short films here on Cinephilia & Beyond. 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, Oliver Stone, Pam Grier, Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, Judd Apatow, James Mangold, Anna Biller, Richard LaGravenese, Christopher McQuarrie, M. Night Shyamalan, Christopher Doyle, Edgar Wright, Ben Wheatley, Phil Lord, Sam Neill, Meg LeFauve, Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, Anthony Bourdain, Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Nicolas Saada, Dominique Farrugia, Matthieu Kassovitz, Jennifer Todd, Cameron Crowe, Franklin Leonard, Taika Waititi, Chaz Ebert, Roger Corman, Josh Boone, Cameron Bailey, Zoe Cassavetes, Santiago Segura, Matt Reeves, Richard Ayoade, Robert Evans, Mike Medavoy, Kevin Feige, 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 British Film Institute, Cahiers du Cinéma, La Cinémathèque, European Film Academy and many others.
Our practice is to offer promotion to aspiring, talented filmmakers, showcase their work to the world and serve them as a stepping stone on their way to the top.
We ask all readers interested in showcasing their work to contact us and send us as much information about the film they want to showcase as they possibly can. Not everyone, however, will be given the chance to be featured on C&B. We have a selective process that’s designed to filter out the material we don’t find suitable for our audience. Moreover, a positive review and a place in the Filmmakers to Watch section can’t be bought with a donation. 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.
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. 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. This is your moment. Step into the spotlight.