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iCM Forum Managers Cup - QF schedule

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QF Schedule
Match A: 2021-11-28 till 2021-12-12
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
La muralla verdeThe Green Wall1969sacmersaultlinklink
KichikuThe Demon1978filmbanthalinklink
Match B: 2021-12-8 till 2021-12-22
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Solo197072aicmlinklink
Laissez bronzer les cadavresLet the Corpses Tan2017sollinklink
Match C: 2021-12-19 till 2022-1-2
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
Al-khoroug lel-naharComing Forth by Day2012beavislinklink
Istanbul kanatlarimin altindaIstanbul Beneath My Wings1996OldAle1linklink
Match D: 2021-12-29 till 2022-1-12
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DiabelThe Devil1972toromashlinklink
La leggenda del santo bevitoreThe Legend of the Holy Drinker1988pitchorneirdalinklink
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Creating this topic now for the schedule of the Quarter Finals, but first I need the movies of the managers who proceeded to the next round.

DEADLINE: November 27th

Is the deadline too soon? I planned to start round 2 on November the 28th.

Managers can submit their choice by sending me a PM. Make sure you follow these rules:
- Less than 400 checks.
- Max 180 min.
- No previous WC-movies.
- A manager can't use the same director twice.

Who proceeded from round 1 to the Quarter Finals?

The six match winners and the two #2's with the highest average ranking:

MatchManagerMoviePositionAverage ranking
1AbeavisNoche de vino tinto11.857
1BOldAle1Bé omid é didar11.957
1CtoromashLa graine et le mulet11.783
1DpitchorneirdaA Prayer Before Dawn11.842
1D72aicmThe Art of Flying21.842
1EsolAlexandra's Project11.75
1EsacmersaultEl esqueleto de la señora Morales21.85
1FfilmbanthaRocks in My Pockets11.684
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I need to know whether the check limit will be decreased even more in the next round.

I have two choices: one in the 200-250 checks range, and one 50-100.
I have a slight preference for the one between 50 and 100 checks.
But I need to know whether I'll be able to submit the other one in the next round
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pitchorneirda wrote: November 21st, 2021, 8:53 pm I need to know whether the check limit will be decreased even more in the next round.

I have two choices: one in the 200-250 checks range, and one 50-100.
I have a slight preference for the one between 50 and 100 checks.
But I need to know whether I'll be able to submit the other one in the next round
zzzorf, can you answer this? I know you planned to decrease, but not sure about the numbers.
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400 checks is the limit for this round and 200 for the semis. The final will either be 50 or 100, I don't know what the general feel is in how low we want to go.
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OK. I vote for 100 for the final, 50...I have films that I like below 50, but this wouldn't feel like a final...
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joachimt wrote: November 21st, 2021, 8:15 pm Is the deadline too soon?
not for me!
(as you know, i've send you my second film as soon as I won my round ;))
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joachimt wrote: November 21st, 2021, 8:15 pmDEADLINE: November 27th

Is the deadline too soon? I planned to start round 2 on November the 28th.
I wouldn't mind longer, but eh, that's okay I guess.
joachimt wrote: November 21st, 2021, 8:15 pm Managers can submit their choice by sending me a PM. Make sure you follow these rules:
- Less than 400 checks.
- Max 180 min.
- No previous WC-movies.
- A manager can't use the same director twice.
I guess that means that I can nominate 2021 and 2020 films if I want? I have some in mind, but not sure if I'll go down that pathway. There are certainly a couple of ICMFF films that I'm tempting to nominate, but I assume they're getting enough exposure there so it might be better to go with something else.

Biggest question though is whether I want to carry on the Australia theme. It's tempting, but most of the other AU films that I'd recommend are genre films and comedies, so probably likely to be divisive. :pinch:
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I don't think we talked about a restriction on recent years, so I'm fine with that.
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The eight managers in round 2 are now officially known:

MatchManagerMoviePositionAverage ranking
1AbeavisNoche de vino tinto11.857
1BOldAle1Bé omid é didar11.957
1CtoromashLa graine et le mulet11.783
1DpitchorneirdaA Prayer Before Dawn11.842
1D72aicmThe Art of Flying21.842
1EsolAlexandra's Project11.75
1EsacmersaultEl esqueleto de la señora Morales21.85
1FfilmbanthaRocks in My Pockets11.684
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I'll randomize the eight managers with one restriction. Managers who competed against each other in round 1, won't be competing in round 2. I won't use that restriction in the semifinals.
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I vote for 50 checks in the final, but no biggie either way.
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QF Schedule
Match A: 2021-11-28 till 2021-12-12
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
La muralla verdeThe Green Wall1969sacmersaultlinklink
KichikuThe Demon1978filmbanthalinklink
Match B: 2021-12-8 till 2021-12-22
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
Solo197072aicmlinklink
Laissez bronzer les cadavresLet the Corpses Tan2017sollinklink
Match C: 2021-12-19 till 2022-1-2
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
Al-khoroug lel-naharComing Forth by Day2012beavislinklink
Istanbul kanatlarimin altindaIstanbul Beneath My Wings1996OldAle1linklink
Match D: 2021-12-29 till 2022-1-12
Original TitleEnglish TitleYearManagerIMDBICM
DiabelThe Devil1972toromashlinklink
La leggenda del santo bevitoreThe Legend of the Holy Drinker1988pitchorneirdalinklink
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Seen 3/8 already.
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I've seen 5/8 - some really good films amongst those I have seen. Looking forward to the remaining three (Match C and Solo), all of which I've never heard of and sound intriguing.
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Nice. Only seen one but a few others I’ve been meaning to get to and the others mostly sound interesting. Match C sounds like a bit of a nightmare for me though but we’ll see :P
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You missed a trick by not having The Demon and The Devil competing against each other in the same match joachim tehe
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Hadn't seen any in the previous round, this time i've seen one, so that's progress. Looking forward to it!
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Seen 6/8. Looking forward to the last two.
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filmbantha wrote: November 27th, 2021, 11:29 am You missed a trick by not having The Demon and The Devil competing against each other in the same match joachim tehe
Yeah, but he managed to pitch Sol against Solo. :blink:

I haven't seen Solo yet, but it might be serendipitous that 72aicm didn't select Dance Me to My Song for this round since I would have supported that over my own pick. :sweat:
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Only seen one film besides my own, and I can't say I liked it very much at all, but I'd be shocked if it doesn't do well here - a case where my taste is I think fairly different from the group's as a whole. But we'll see. Have to say just based on what I know of this set of films, I'm a bit more intrigued than I was with the first round, though to be fair that's because (surprisingly enough) it seems to a be a group of better-known films overall.
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Seen one, which was pretty good. Kudos to sol for not picking a drama.
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I can't find good quality prints of La muralla verde and Istanbul kanatlarimin altinda. Does someone have a link for them?
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russa03 wrote: December 10th, 2021, 9:41 pm I can't find good quality prints of La muralla verde and Istanbul kanatlarimin altinda. Does someone have a link for them?
I don't know what good quality means to you, but this is pretty decent IMO for the second film - it's about the same quality as whatever copy I watched a decade ago (might be exactly the same but this link only dates to 2020):



Doesn't seem like there's a really good copy out there of La muralla verde so if you insist on HD you are probably SOL.
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Thanks, OldAle1, I can watch that.
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