We hope to raise $50.000 by February 28th, 2023, to keep Cinephilia & Beyond independent and free.

As a non-profit, individual donors are the backbone of all that we do.


“Please support this wonderful site if you can. In a world of clickbait movie gossip, these writers have assembled a wonderful & vast compendium of astute articles on cinema making and also a miraculous library of classic screenplays you cannot read anywhere else. Patronize. Give.”James Mangold


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Cinephilia & Beyond

For the past ten years, Cinephilia & Beyond has been committed to creating an online safe haven for cinephiles from all across the globe. We invested a lot of energy, time and resources into building a unique place on the Internet aimed at celebrating the art and craft of filmmaking, a free-for-all oasis that radiates nothing but pure adoration of cinema.

In the course of our decade-long passion project, we published hundreds of film analyses and presentations enriched with incredibly rare, priceless material such as screenplays, storyboards, BTS photos and more. During that time, Cinephilia & Beyond has grown into a special community of film lovers who share a common passion regardless of what places in the world, or life, they come from.

From an enthusiastic little film blog, Cinephilia & Beyond transformed into a full-blooded, Croatian-based independent website fully dedicated to cinema. This couldn’t have been achieved without your relentless support. As a non-profit, individual donors are integral to all we do. Now finally under the roof of our very own non-profit organization – Close-Up, the Initiative for the Promotion of Film Culture – we’re determined more than ever to continue exploring the world of filmmaking and expanding our reach.

In order to create and maintain a website all of you deserve, we hope to raise $50.000 by February 28th, 2023, from all the beloved patrons and members of our community. With this budget, we want to publish at least 70 long-form articles offering in-depth analyses of great films accompanied by fascinating, jaw-dropping rare materials, uncover unbelievable hidden scripts from across the globe scanned and presented to you in the typical C&B fashion, build up a website that would serve as a beacon of curiosity, knowledge and thirst for culture and, most importantly, continue to work our ass off to keep one of the last free and independent online treasure troves alive, healthy and available to all readers.

If you like what we do and appreciate our passion for keeping film culture thriving, please consider donating. Your generosity preserves film knowledge for future generations. We’ll do our best to justify your vote of confidence.


You can also become a member, joining the loyal readers who make Cinephilia & Beyond possible with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing. When you commit to a monthly donation, you enable us to plan for the future by having a steady source of projected income to expand our website with great new projects and continually provide new content.

To make a donation via bank wire transfer, use the information below:

Bank name: Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.
Street address of the bank: Jadranski trg 3A, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Country: CROATIA
Bank’s SWIFT code: ESBCHR22
Beneficiary address: Rujanska 4, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Beneficiary account: HR5924020061101068664
Payment detail: Very important to include the words “donation for the Cinephilia and Beyond project” while making the donation

Here’s a rough breakdown of our yearly costs:

$30.000 will be spent on paying our resident authors, guest authors, editors and designers in order to produce top-notch articles for your everyday deep dives.

$10.000 will be spent on acquiring rare film material for us to prepare and present to you.

$5.000 will be spent on basic costs of keeping the website functioning online: server, domain name, maintenance, accounting services and other technological or IT services needed.

$5.000 will be used in marketing, to expand C&B’s reach on social networks with the goal of reaching as many curious, knowledge-seeking cinephiles across the world as we possibly can.


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James Mangold

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Guillermo del Toro
One of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation

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Thierry Frémaux
The director of the Institut Lumière and of the Cannes Film Festival

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Carla Gugino
A great actress of the big and small screen

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Ted Hope
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Nicolas Saada
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Thomas Jane
Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer, founder of RAW Studios

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Richard Shepard
Director of ‘I Knew It Was You’ and ‘Dom Hemingway’

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Sebastian Gutierrez

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Richard Botto
Stage32 CEO

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Joshua Cody
Author of ‘[sic] a memoir’

Cinephilia and Beyond claims to have gotten hold of a 1999 note written by the auteur to fellow filmmaker James Brooks, who helped Anderson fund his first feature-length film, Bottle Rocket, and wrote an introduction to Anderson’s Rushmore screenplay, which was published by Faber & Faber. The note appears to have been carefully handwritten in an all caps and a tone that call to mind one of Anderson’s children protagonists—whose handwritten letters have advanced plots in his films, including Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Moonrise Kingdom.

Cinephilia & Beyond is a must-visit for screenwriters (& film fans).

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