Everybody has to start somewhere, and so do directors. In this poll we will see which director's starts are our favorites.
Only directorial debut features are eligible for this poll!
But what is a directorial debut feature? A feature is a movie of 40 or more minutes. A directorial debut is the first film directed by a director that was commercially released or more broadly said was made available for public viewing. So a directorial debut feature is the first film of at least 40 minutes directed by a director that was publicly released.
Tv movies, straight-to-video/streaming service movies are allowed. An anthology and co-directed feature is eligible when it is the debut of one of the listed (co-)directors.
If you are unsure if a movie is eligible, don't feel afraid to ask. In fact I strongly encourage discussions (by doubt) to constantly improve the list of eligible titles.
See these lists from eligible titles:
They are not complete and not flawless yet. I will update and correct them regularly based among other lists posted and discussions here. I will post corrections made in the list to notify every one of them. After the deadline I will give everyone one week the opportunity to correct/update their list (if necessary). (Ineligible titles will be automatically filtered out when calculating the results.)
This list was made thanks to Fergenaprido's fantastic work.
This Google Spreadsheet is the source for the imdb and icm lists. It's VERY MUCH a work in progress, but feel free to peruse it for additional ideas. There are also notes for instances where the "debut feature" is not clear.
Green = multiple directors have the same debut feature
Yellow = the film is the debut for one of the directors, but not for the other(s)
Orange = there is some question as to which film should be considered the debut - I've left a note in the ttid cell in every instance
See also this topic for more information.
Movies in above list and your IMDb list: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?my_r ... tings,desc (Replace ZZZ with your list id)
(ICM list is coming soon)
DEALINE =12 MARCH 2021
- The list should containt movie titles, not directors.*
- IMDb- or iCM-lists are accepted. (If you can't make one of those, ask another user to help you out.)
- Lists can be any length.
- Each nominee can only be named once (of course)
- Lists can be ranked or 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.
Half-life = TBD