CINEMA MINIMA informed, connected, and delighted movie makers around the world from 1997 to 2015.
The online publication promoted the interests and aspirations of midcareer professionals who make movies far from Hollywood. Among CINEMA MINIMA’s audience, sixty-six percent of its members pursue their careers outside the United States.
CINEMA MINIMA’s thirty, international correspondents—working as accredited press in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, North America, and South America—filed reports in a 24-hour-a-day, online newsroom, covering film markets and film festivals around the world.
In 2005, CINEMAMINIMA.com was the most popular movie-maker website in the world—attracting more daily visitors than the websites of IndieWire, Variety, or The Hollywood Reporter, according to Amazon’s “Alexa” ranking service.
In 2005, CINEMA MINIMA published the first podcast for movie makers. In 2007, it launched the first filmmaker-news app for iPhone. In that same year, it began its education initiative, “Sustainable Cinema,” and its outreach program, “Far from Hollywood,” a season of mixers for filmmakers in Paris, France, and in Mumbai, India.
CINEMA MINIMA was founded in 1997 by Clarence “Austin” Burbridge, its executive editor (editor in chief) and publisher.
CINEMA MINIMA will resume serving its worldwide constituency of movie makers in 2025.