Thank you for heading over to our Patreon page to support Senses of Cinema. Your Patreon membership means that Senses can sustain itself and continue to publish timely, accessible and eclectic high-calibre writing on cinema and screen culture.
At the entry level, your Patreon membership will help us cover basic costs associated with publishing four quality issues per year, plus our bonus World Poll edition, and see endless love and gratitude coming your way. For a Few Dollars More… you’ll help us with key website upgrades and enable us to pay some people at reasonable rates for their hard work plus you’ll get a heap of additional stuff, from e-Zines to bonus podcast material!
But the perks aren’t really what our Patreon is about. You want to help Senses of Cinema continue to thrive and grow, and we want to reward you for that. Thank you for supporting us!
– Bérénice Reynaud (California Institute of the Arts)
“Senses of Cinema is the most important and crucial of current film journals."
– Christos Tsiolkas (novelist and film critic).
What is Senses of Cinema ?
Senses is an innovative, online film journal that has set the standard for professional, high quality analysis and debate on international film and screen culture since we launched almost 20 years ago. We’re one of the longest-running online film journals in the world – but we’ve come a long way since dial-up!
We publish 4 issues per year, and each issue includes a fresh selection of feature articles, film festival reports from all over the world, book reviews and special dossiers (such as the first English language collection of essays on Berlin School filmmaker Christian Petzold, new writings and interviews with late iconic Hollywood Western director Budd Boetticher, and our Twin Peaks extravaganza) — by some of the best film writers across the globe. To date, we’ve published over 2000 articles, which you can access totally for FREE.
We take film seriously, and our editorial team are Grandmasters of cinematic culture. They are: Michelle Carey (Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival and 2017 recipient of the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters), Daniel Fairfax (a writer and academic who recently completed his doctorate at Yale); Mark Freeman (a film writer and lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia); Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (an award-winning film critic and author of five books on cult film), and David Heslin (film critic and editor of Australia’s Screen Education magazine).
Why do we need your help?
We want to be able to support ourselves and make Senses of Cinema sustainable so that film lovers from all over the world can continue to access our immense archive of writing on film. We do everything we can to keep costs low, but we still need to pay basic costs to keep the journal running. Sadly, it’s become increasingly difficult to find funding for film criticism and online publishing. But, rather than introducing a paywall, we’re reaching out to you, our lovely readers, to ask you to make a voluntary contribution. We hope you do. And if you do, you get bonus stuff!