Cinephilia & Beyond has always been about passion and inspiration, two things that, we honestly believe, lie at the very core of filmmaking. If you find this place worth visiting and would be happy to continue exploring the immeasurably rewarding depths of the cinematic world, we cordially ask you to consider supporting us with a small donation. It takes a lot of time, patience and effort to regularly publish these articles which we believe are the key to any filmmaker’s education. If you support our work, please make a however modest donation, become our subscribers and give us a helping hand in keeping film culture alive for future generations.
UPDATE—January 15, 2016
Michael Hennessy, an avid film lover behind the excellent Twitter-based GG Film Club and obviously a passionate reader of C&B, surprised us at the end of last year when he decided to donate a beautiful PC to make our work more pleasurable and efficient. When asked why he wanted to make such a generous donation, Michael replied by sending us—links. Links to our articles, to the posts on C&B which he obviously liked. The Third Man, Angel Heart, Leon: The Professional, Blazing Saddles, The Insider, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thief… A kind gesture was therefore accompanied by a touching compliment. The new machine is already in use and it’s perfect for all the needs a writer should have. Thank you, Michael, for making our 2016 start with unexpected optimism and enthusiasm. Humble and grateful!
We’re still saving money for the purchase of advanced PC/Mac equipment we need for editing videos, as well as for scanning equipment necessary for the digitalization and conservation of rare film texts, but this generous gift will definitely help us in our work.
UPDATE—December 6, 2016
Dear readers and faithful supporters of Cinephilia & Beyond,
You’ve enabled us to work on this project as best we could. As most of you who follow us already know, C&B is our labor-of-love project and we’re very proud and excited about all the work we’ve done in the last couple of years. Without sounding overly sentimental, this literally couldn’t have been accomplished without you guys and gals. C&B currently has roughly 200 subscribers, but it seems that for every new supporter, we lose an old one. Every dollar you donate is of incredible importance to us because it makes it possible for us to collect priceless film material and analyze some of the most important movies ever made. Every cent we receive is spent with a clear purpose (essential computer equipment, rare film material, minimal author fees). We’re even preparing additional perks for all subscribers and supporters of the website: full access to all the exclusive material and our archives.
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The problem is our ambition. We have a great platform to really dig in the art and process of filmmaking. To make our goals and ambitions come true we need at least a couple of extra writers, or to be fully able to dedicate ourselves to this project. This is impossible with a couple of hundred bucks of support. Don’t get us wrong, it’s beautiful people respect us and find our website worth supporting. But we feel people should always strive for more, have a hunger for greater things. Of course we don’t mean more money. We mean a much better website. Interviews, reviews, more frequent in-depth analyses, short film reviews… There’s so much more that we could do to really make C&B the best there is. So thank you for your support and good will. We’re working on developing other sources of funding, sources that you might find less annoying. In the meantime, please have a little more patience.
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