Finn Szumlas

is creating Cinema Love Letters

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By choosing a BASIC level of membership, you are appreciating the films and other work I have made in the past and helping me to continue to do so in the future.

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By choosing a BASIC level of membership, you are appreciating the films and other work I have made in the past and helping me to continue to do so in the future.

I will keep you posted with new developments at least once a year.

In addition, you get exclusive access to my short films:

- VIEWING / LIJKSCHOUWERS
- FONTANEL
- NU(L) TWINTIG (no English subtitles available)
- FÜR ALINA
- THE CONTINUING STORY OF

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BONUS levels of membership are an expression of support for my work, obviously. However, they come with these further benefits:

- access to my short films VIEWING / LIJKSCHOUWERS, FONTANEL, NU(L) TWINTIG, FÜR ALINA, THE CONTINUING STORY OF and others

- access to the complete Cinema Love Letters archive, including older podcast episodes after they are no longer available generally

- first invitations to Cinema Love Letters, Gist and other movie nights in Amsterdam

- first / early online access to new films

- priority on public screenings of new films

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About Finn Szumlas

Amsterdam, August 2020
Dear fellow human being,

For me, cinema has always been a means of giving expression to a sense of wonder over our fragile, wounded existence. Wonder over the fact that we are here in the first place, over the fact that anything exists at all, makes it possible to find joy, hope and life in this seemingly anonymous, meaningless corner of the universe. This wonder-wound connection is at the heart of my filmmaking.

As a freelance artist who generates his own work, my professional life is inescapably vulnerable. Security, stability or safety is never guaranteed. I am a so-called independent filmmaker, but with this platform I am celebrating my dependence - on you, my fans and supporters. In fact, we need each other - therefore, I am inviting you into wonder: help me turn my original ideas into cinematic works of art.

SUBSCRIBE now and become a patron of:

- original, independent cinema: short films, documentaries and features (you will be helping me take that crucial next step with a first feature!)
- short vlogs detailing my adventures as an independent filmmaker
- personal reflections, essayistic videos and podcasts on cinema and love; life and death
- hand-written letters and other, real-world encounters, mysteries and moments of human contact

NEW, launching May 2021! - with The Director's Chair, I will be pushing a mobile TV set through the streets, parks and docks of Amsterdam, coming to the aid of famished cinephiles and art lovers and rousing the comatose Netflix generation with a good dose of anti-logarhithmic short films.

Check out this video if you're curious to see how Patreon works. (This one goes a bit deeper, but is a bit longer.)
Goals
$172.24 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 per month, I'll be able to buy some professional video editing software and produce better-looking and better-sounding videos, more efficiently.
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