First of all, happy new year!
Watch as many movies from Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Liechtenstein as you can from January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022.
- East Germany
- West Germany
All have a very large number of co-productions. I would ask you to think carefully about whether you think that any co-productions really represent German, Austrian and Swiss cinema. As a general rule of thumb, anything nominated for a national award (Lola Award; Swiss Film Award etc) is eligible.
Films can be in any language (not just German) as long as they come from the above countries, so French language Swiss films etc are eligible.
- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one point.
- Individual television episodes are not eligible.
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please indicate each film's country when listing your viewings otherwise your score will NOT be included in the leaderboard.
- Remember this is a community event, so participating is not only about listing titles. If you post early, this gives the other participants suggestions for their own viewings and it brings the community closer together.
- If you're in the top 5 please post at least once every three days.
- I will not allow anyone to enter the top 5 during the final three days with their first post.
- Please include a few words and/or a rating for each viewing, or at least hightlight films you think are worth checking out.
I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.
Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further: (big shout-out to klaus whose links I have shamelessly copy-and-pasted)
- UNESCO - 372-386 are German; 32-53 are Austrian; 815-829 are Swiss
- The 100 Most Significant German Films
- Lola Award for Best German Film
- iCM Forum's Favourite German Films
- German submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Austrian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Swiss submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- The 100 Best Swiss Films
- New Austrian Film
- clemmetarey's favorite german films Watch something from this list if you want to make your host happy.
- Outstanding german movies since 1990 Watch something from this list if you want to make Torgo glücklich.
- "German Film Critics Association Awards" since 1956, courtesy of DudeLanez.
This challenge was run once in 2020:
2020 Challenge - hosted by sol (who I stole this template from and hereby thank) and won by blueboybob with 94 points
Similar (German-only) challenges have been run five times before:
2011 Challenge - hosted by 3eyes and won by Crinderman with 70 points
2013 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by HMV with 53 points
2014 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by PretentiousHipster with 35 points
2015 Challenge - hosted by HMV and won by klaus78 with 49 points
2018 Challenge - hosted by klaus78 and won by 72allinncallme with 67 points
Any points in the "undeclared" column will not count towards your final score. You must declare the country when listing your viewings.
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