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iCM Forum's Favorite Shorts (2019) - Nominations

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Post by joachimt » October 14th, 2019, 11:48 am

ICM Forum's Favorite Shorts (2019)

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Welcome to iCM Forum's Favorite Shorts. From 2013 to 2016 this was an annual poll. It's been three years since then. The last time we had a new #1 (screenshot above). Very curious to see how this edition will end!

Post a link to an IMDB- or ICM-list with your favorite shorts here.
  • A short film is any short of 45 minutes or less. TV episodes that are part of an anthology show where the episodes are unrelated are allowed.
  • Lists can be any length (but preferably only contain shorts you actually recommend......).
  • Each nominee can only be named once (of course).
  • Your list may be ranked, unranked, or partially-ranked. In a partially-ranked list, the top X films are ranked and everything after that point is unranked. When not specified I will consider a list as ranked.
Listlength will be 300 and halflife will be 50, just like the previous editions.

Last year's list can be found here.

Deadline: November 16th
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Post by Carmel1379 » October 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm

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Post by Onderhond » October 14th, 2019, 1:39 pm

This one is tricky, since I only keep firm track of all the 30+ minute films I've seen. I've checked/rated some shorts, but definitely not all of them.
I might put some effort in this, but looking at the shorts that are popular here I wonder if it's actually worth the trouble. I went through the ones from the animated list and save one or two they were all big disappointments. Same goes for some of the live-action ICM favorites I've watched through the years.

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Post by joachimt » October 14th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Carmel1379 wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062227/
That's not a list.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » October 14th, 2019, 2:14 pm

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031683796/ (ranked)

I'm very much looking forward to this poll, since this one hasn't been run since I got here in February 2017.
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Post by joachimt » October 14th, 2019, 3:11 pm

My list:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095893953/
1 - 18 ranked (enough Keaton? :whistling: )
rest unranked
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Post by Onderhond » October 14th, 2019, 3:26 pm

Little tip for those who know about Koji Morimoto: don't forget the man's work! He's not big on ICM but he's done some amazing things.

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Post by TajSamKojiJesam » October 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm

For some reason the iCM list-edit search function doesn't yield One Week (1920). Anyone else have this problem?

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Post by Traveller » October 14th, 2019, 4:07 pm

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Post by Teproc » October 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm

A short list of short films.
TajSamKojiJesam wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 3:49 pm
For some reason the iCM list-edit search function doesn't yield One Week (1920). Anyone else have this problem?
I found One Week by typing "One Week Buster Keaton", but yeah it didn't find it with less than that.

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Post by Carmel1379 » October 14th, 2019, 4:46 pm

joachimt wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Carmel1379 wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062227/
That's not a list.
This is https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095848679/ :sweat:
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Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by 72aicm » October 14th, 2019, 4:47 pm

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/shor ... inncallme/

WiP, but consider the first three shorts ranked.

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Post by TajSamKojiJesam » October 14th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Teproc wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm
I found One Week by typing "One Week Buster Keaton", but yeah it didn't find it with less than that.
Thanks, it worked.

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Post by hurluberlu » October 14th, 2019, 7:10 pm

My list
1-34 ranked
rest unranked
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#19

Post by Cocoa » October 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm

I have a question. Would a 2-part mini-series short be allowed? IMDb has Team Sonic Racing: Overdrive (2019) categorized as both a short and a mini-series. One episode was released first and the second episode was released a month later. Both episodes have been combined as a "complete" version by its corporation/owner/distributor. The combined version is only 9 minutes long (the two episodes are 5 minutes each).
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Post by joachimt » October 14th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Cocoa wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
I have a question. Would a 2-part mini-series short be allowed? IMDb has Team Sonic Racing: Overdrive (2019) categorized as both a short and a mini-series. One episode was released first and the second episode was released a month later. Both episodes have been combined as a "complete" version by its corporation/owner/distributor. The combined version is only 9 minutes long (the two episodes are 5 minutes each).
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Combined version:


Ep 1


Ep 2

If the episodes combined are 45 minutes or shorter, I have no problem with that. Carmel also has a mini-series on his list (#3). No runtimes for that one on IMDb, but I guess Carmel knows it's max 45 min combined.
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 14th, 2019, 10:08 pm

TajSamKojiJesam wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Teproc wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm
I found One Week by typing "One Week Buster Keaton", but yeah it didn't find it with less than that.
Thanks, it worked.
When in doubt, you can always search by IMDB tt-code.

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » October 15th, 2019, 12:22 am

For anyone who wants to go through his/her imdb ratings.
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?genr ... tings,desc


and here is mine https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095889958 (ranked)
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Post by gromit82 » October 15th, 2019, 2:33 am

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097000840/

Currently the top 26 are ranked, the rest unranked.
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Post by zzzorf » October 15th, 2019, 10:11 am

I'm not really a short film person, I prefer feature films so my list is actually pretty poor. I used my Flickchart as usual, pulling the short films off it. Maybe I will spend some time watching some more to puff out the list with better quality but we will see. There are a couple of good shorts in here though that should have some more eyes on them, the rest though are just animated shorts from various places.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/my+t ... ts/zzzorf/

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Post by sol » October 15th, 2019, 3:46 pm

I don't want to mess with tradition or anything, but it seems kinda weird to me that the cut-off is 45 minutes here whereas in the Official Challenges we use 40 minutes (like the Oscars) as the definition of a feature length film. Just saying. Maybe we could also do a poll some time down the track for favourite short features?
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Post by albajos » October 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm

imdb use 45 minutes. It's quite hard to sort imdb otherwise

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Post by joachimt » October 15th, 2019, 4:55 pm

albajos wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm
imdb use 45 minutes. It's quite hard to sort imdb otherwise
When you use IMDb to create your list, you should just sort by runtime and not filter on genre-tag "short". Some might miss that tag. When sorting by runtime, you can choose any cut-off you want. That said, I don't want the cut-off to be on discussion. It has always been 45 here and that's what we'll do this time again.

Your post did remind me to check my ratings on IMDb that don't have a runtime listed......
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Post by albajos » October 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm

we live in Europe. 45 minutes PAL is 46 minute 55 seconds NTSC. So nothing is set in stone.

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Post by sol » October 15th, 2019, 10:54 pm

joachimt wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 4:55 pm
I don't want the cut-off to be on discussion. It has always been 45 here and that's what we'll do this time again.
That's fine. I totally get that it makes past results comparable if we use the same cut-off.
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Post by Caracortada » October 21st, 2019, 8:54 am

ICM Poll: Keep It Short

I tried to keep it short, with only 132 titles.

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Post by Armoreska » October 21st, 2019, 9:22 am

Oh boy I'm not missing this one. Love updating IMDb lists (NOT)
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Post by Armoreska » October 21st, 2019, 1:57 pm

IMDb is quite glitchy. Stick with ICM people. :lol:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051347502/
Let's say 140 ranked, rest not
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
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Post by cinephage » October 21st, 2019, 2:01 pm

Armoreska wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:57 pm
IMDb is quite glitchy. Stick with ICM people. :lol:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051347502/
Let's say 140 ranked, rest not
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Post by TraverseTown » October 21st, 2019, 2:05 pm

Another plus on making your lists on iCM nowadays is that, unlike IMDB, it doesn't allow duplicate films.


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