1) In the first phase, this phase, there are some preliminary polls and discussion about which kind of polls I want to be have decided first, because they have an impact on how many slots there will be. Also everyone can write in ideas for polls they want to see held during this phase.
2) In the second phase, we will through a poll decide which poll will be held in 2019.
3) In the third phase, we will set up the schedule for the 2019 polls. Since we have some annual polls I already filled those in the draft schedule below.
Firstly there is the question if the Films on 0 Official Lists (aka the unofficial films) poll should be made an annual event also. This seems to be a popular poll. Downside is that I will take up another slot annually. We can also do it again every X years and/or vote for it again when setting up the 2020 schedule. I added a poll for this above.
Secondly we should also decide if we want to the decade polls again next year, later or never again. And how many a year (excluding the current decade one). If we should start with the 1920s or 1930s. Or that we should a 1910s or even older decades first for the first time. (If we do that we don’t have to repeat the silent one I think. The 1920s polls was last held in 2017, the 1930s in 2014. For now I'm for repeating the 1930s and 1940s in 2019
It's also time to collect ideas for polls. I have gathered ideas already mentioned in the future polls thread. I also picked the leftovers with more than 10 votes from last year thread to set up the 2018 poll schedule. When this write-in phases will close, depends on how busy this topic is. But I will leave it open for at least a week.
Ideas for new polls:
- Directed by Women
- African American Cinema
- Pre-Code films
- Underrated movies (for example movies rated less than 7.0 on IMDb, exact criteria we fine tune later)
- Central-Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
- South-Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
- Eastern Europe & Caucasus (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine & Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia)
- Film scores
Ideas for repeating polls;
- Shorts (was held last in 2016, but there was demand to repeat this again)
- TV Series
- Actors and actrices
Here is the draft schedule:
|March||iCM Forum's 1001 Favourite Films (annual)|
|April||TBD (Decade poll 1)|
|June||iCM Forum's Favourite Movies of the 2010s (annual)|
Yet to decided non-movies poll
|September||iCM Forum's 500<400 (annual)|
|October||TBD (Decade poll 2)|
|November||(iCM Forum's Favourite Horror Films)|