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2021 Challenges: Setting Up the Schedule

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Looks good to me. Most months have at least 1 challenge I'm very interested in. Going to be a busy month for me in May, but that's a personal grievance. Like Roger says everyone would have their own ideal scenario.

Thanks, sol for organizing this and finding a good consensus.
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Thanks, guys. We've reached a new page of the thread so here's our final table again. Please check Pages 1-3 of this thread for reasons of why different challenges have been placed where they are.

2021 Challenge Schedule
MonthCountry ChallengeTheme ChallengeTheme Challenge
January Latin America - excl. Ar, Br, Uy & Mx Sci-Fi/Fantasy 1000<400
February Benelux Experimental/Avant-Garde Run the Director
March UK/Ireland Directed by Women Waves from Around World
April Middle East - excl. Iran Doubling the Canon Nominees Animation
May Japan Western Mystery & Thriller
June Italy One Film From Each Year LGBTIQ+
July Iran & Central Asia Travel the World Run the Actor
August Korean Peninsula <400 Checks Action & Adventure
September Eastern Europe - excl. Russia & Balkans Silent Era Low IMDb Rating
October France Horror One Film From Each iCM List
November Argentina/Brazil/Uruguay Film Noir War movies
December Oceania Documentary Unofficial
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Kudos sol, thanks for taking my suggestions into account :) Spring's gonna be lovely!
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that is a very interesting lineup now!
I might set a challenge for myself along the lines of "participate every month in a challenge with at least 10 movies", because I could not commit to do a lot of challenges fully, but I do like the participating, and writing up some of my watches on the forum. Think I'll go for full participation in 1000<400 in January, and maybe Benelux in February.

(personally I am only missing Mexico, because that is a country I want to dig into a bit next year)
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Mexico is coming up next month, beavis. But, perhaps you have other plans...
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For this year I'm working through a leftover list of around 200 movies, while probably having a hard time to watch 120 of them so... this year is inconvenient, too many loose ends to just brush them aside for a spontaneous challenge.
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beavis wrote: October 12th, 2020, 10:47 am For this year I'm working through a leftover list of around 200 movies, while probably having a hard time to watch 120 of them so... this year is inconvenient, too many loose ends to just brush them aside for a spontaneous challenge.
Hmmm, I totally understand. Those backlogs are always sitting around there in the background. I have 100 or so myself that I had ideally meant to work through in 2020. I've been looking forward to Mexico all year though, so that's one I have to make space for.

Glad you like the look of the Benelux challenge.

:cheers:
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sol wrote: October 12th, 2020, 10:17 am Thanks, guys. We've reached a new page of the thread so here's our final table again. Please check Pages 1-3 of this thread for reasons of why different challenges have been placed where they are.

2021 Challenge Schedule
MonthCountry ChallengeTheme ChallengeTheme Challenge
January Latin America - excl. Ar, Br, Uy & Mx Sci-Fi/Fantasy 1000<400
February Benelux Experimental/Avant-Garde Run the Director
March UK/Ireland Directed by Women Waves from Around World
April Middle East - excl. Iran Doubling the Canon Nominees Animation
May Japan Western Mystery & Thriller
June Italy One Film From Each Year LGBTIQ+
July Iran & Central Asia Travel the World Run the Actor
August Korean Peninsula <400 Checks Action & Adventure
September Eastern Europe - excl. Russia & Balkans Silent Era Low IMDb Rating
October France Horror One Film From Each iCM List
November Argentina/Brazil/Uruguay Film Noir War movies
December Oceania Documentary Unofficial

Could someone with the power please add this to Challenges Index
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Thanks
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Probably too late to ask this but, can Paraguay be added to the ARG-BRA-URU challenge?
For the same reasons as Uruguay, and it would make more sense than the three other countries put together alone.

At least in my mind, there are two groupings that would make more sense than the ARG-BRA-URU trio:
A "Southern Cone" challenge. (ARG-CHI-URU +)
And a "Mercosur" challenge (ARG-BRA-URU-PAR)

I favour this last one because it would have a smaller impact on the disribution as it is now since Paraguayan film output is still very small and It would make the other Latin American Challenge an "Andean Challenge" (plus Central America).

But again, it's probably too late and I should've participated in the discussions earlier.
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