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Post by outdoorcats » October 8th, 2019, 11:58 pm

Hello ICMForum. If you're reading this thread you're invited to join the jury for our third "film festival," where you will help select, discuss, and judge a group of films from the past few years programmed by beavis, Fergenaprido, flaiky, Ivan, sacmersault, and myself.

Dates: Likely will start the first week of November (and run for 3 weeks), though you will have some extra time to watch the films before it starts.

Qualifications: You want to. And, you can watch at least 14 films in the time frame. (from when the lineup will be finalized to the end of the festival, probably about 5 weeks)

Note: Some things are a little different this year for our returners:

1) No jury president. We did fine without one the past couple years, so just direct your questions to one of the programmers.

2) Smaller overall pool of films. We heard your feedback last year so we're going to try to keep most of the sections to 4 films.

3) The Main Slate selection process will be different this year. You will still vote based on what looks interesting, but it will be from a much smaller list, in order to give programmers a bigger voice in picking the Main Slate (we do sort through a ton of films throughout the year for you guys after all ;) )

But I'm jumping the gun. Who wants to sign up? And what questions do you have?
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Post by mightysparks » October 9th, 2019, 12:07 am

Meee :circle:
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Post by xianjiro » October 9th, 2019, 12:08 am

So far just waiting for the slate to be release so I can start tracking things down. I believe I've already demonstrated my active participation in the prior two festivals. Given we're looking at November, it shouldn't be too difficult to make room for the festival titles (I haven't seen yet).

Only question: last year I believe the rule for 'open' jurors was to have seen everything on a slate. I know that kept me from voting as I was unable to get a couple movies from my library until after the festival. Will such a rule still be in place?

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Post by outdoorcats » October 9th, 2019, 1:22 am

Short answer, yes. Longer answer: jurors should definitely watch the 10 films in the Main Slate and please try to watch another 4 from another section (if not enough jurors do the second part then we can't give out awards for the individual sections).

In the next few days I should have a list of 16 films for you, 10 of which will become the Main Slate (should you join the jury, you will help pick which 10 by voting how interested you are in them). You can check all 16 of them and see if your library system has them or there is some other way you can watch them.

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Post by xianjiro » October 9th, 2019, 2:50 am

Okay, sounds good. We'll see what we can do. :)

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Post by outdoorcats » October 14th, 2019, 11:33 pm

I know more than 2 people want to join, so I'll give this a bump.

For those of you in as jurors, you will vote how interested you are in watching the following titles on a scale of 1-10 (1 not interested, 10 very interested). Do not vote strategically! You can PM me your votes or post them here.

3/4 (Ilian Metev - 2017) Trailer

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James - 2016) Trailer

Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) Trailer

Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) Trailer

Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert - 2017) Trailer

Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017) Trailer

La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) Trailer

I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) Trailer

Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) Trailer

Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) Trailer

Nuestro tiempo / Our Time (Carlos Reygadas - 2018) Trailer

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu - 2018) Trailer

The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017) Trailer

La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) Trailer

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski - 2018) Trailer

The top 9 will join centerpiece Ash is Purest White to become the Main Slate (the others will become part of the other sections).

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Post by hurluberlu » October 15th, 2019, 8:29 pm

:party: I am up again !

What’s the deadline to post our interest for the selection ?
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Post by outdoorcats » October 15th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Would by the end of the day Saturday be enough time?

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Post by xianjiro » October 15th, 2019, 11:21 pm

Not really sure how to answer. I've actually seen 7/15 titles listed above. Should I give a rating of what I thought about that film? If I answer truthfully, I doubt I really want to watch any again, but that's mostly because I don't do rewatches much as there is still so much I want to see. However, for the purposes of the FF, I'm happy to do whatever helps the festival most. I do have my IMDb ratings for those seven films.

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Post by outdoorcats » October 16th, 2019, 1:53 am

Sorry, I forgot that part - if you've seen it, rate it out of 10. :cheers: If you watched the film and have a pretty fresh memory of it, you won't need to watch it again for the festival.

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Post by xianjiro » October 16th, 2019, 4:09 am

Okay, will do! :)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 16th, 2019, 4:27 am

I'd like to be in once again. I'll look into the titles I'm unfamiliar with and post my ratings over the next couple of days.

Thanks to the programmers and to you, Outdoorcats! This is something I've come to look very forward to over the last few years.
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Post by maxwelldeux » October 16th, 2019, 6:00 am

Oh, and I can't commit to being a jury member, but I did volunteer to gather data a while back and would be happy to do so.

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Post by hurluberlu » October 16th, 2019, 7:08 pm

My ratings…
Looks pretty good overall, looking forward to it ! Two I have seen, three that were high on my Watchlist. Any Asian representative ?


3/4 (Ilian Metev - 2017) Trailer 4

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James - 2016) Trailer 7

Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) Trailer 9

Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) Trailer 7

Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert - 2017) Trailer 5

Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017) Trailer 8

La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) Trailer 7

I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) Trailer 7 (already seen)

Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) Trailer 5 (already seen)

Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) Trailer 7

Nuestro tiempo / Our Time (Carlos Reygadas - 2018) Trailer 4

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu - 2018) Trailer 6

The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017) Trailer 8

La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) Trailer 7

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski - 2018) Trailer 6
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Post by St. Gloede » October 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm

I am always in as a juror, will look into the selection soon, exciting! (Missing the spreadsheet though).

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Post by St. Gloede » October 16th, 2019, 7:32 pm

I have to be honest, few of these made me instantly excited. I am really happy that Ash is the Purest White is the centerpiece. Can't wait to see it. Of my unseen, all but one surprisingly, I am most excited by I Am Not Your Negro, which has been on my watch list a long time. It is Only the End of the World is one of my very favourite '16 films and I hope it gets a spot - unless it is overseen. Anyways, here's my ratings, may tweak them slightly later. More excited to see what will be in the arthouse selection.

3/4 (Ilian Metev - 2017) Trailer 6

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James - 2016) Trailer 3

Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) Trailer 8

Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) Trailer 6

Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert - 2017) Trailer 3

Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017) Trailer 7

La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) Trailer 7

I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) Trailer 9

Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) Trailer 10 (already seen)

Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) Trailer 6

Nuestro tiempo / Our Time (Carlos Reygadas - 2018) Trailer 1

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu - 2018) Trailer 8

The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017) Trailer 5

La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) Trailer 7

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski - 2018) Trailer 6

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Post by outdoorcats » October 16th, 2019, 9:29 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:00 am
Oh, and I can't commit to being a jury member, but I did volunteer to gather data a while back and would be happy to do so.
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October 16th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Any Asian representative ?
Ash is Purest White (Jia) is our centerpiece. Meaning, it has such wide support from our programmers that it's in the Main Slate automatically.

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Post by mightysparks » October 17th, 2019, 12:34 am

3/4 (Ilian Metev - 2017) Trailer 4

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James - 2016) Trailer 6

Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) Trailer 6

Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) Trailer 7

Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert - 2017) Trailer 6

Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017) Trailer 8

La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) Trailer 5

I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) Trailer 6

Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) Trailer 8

Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) Trailer 8

Nuestro tiempo / Our Time (Carlos Reygadas - 2018) Trailer 4

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu - 2018) Trailer 4

The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017) Trailer 6

La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) Trailer 7

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski - 2018) Trailer 6
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » October 17th, 2019, 11:44 am

I won't commit to being a juror beforehand this time. I might come around watching all movies on the Main Slate and/or some other categories and vote if do.

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Post by Ivan0716 » October 19th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Not sure if cats still want the deadline to be today, but I'm giving this a quick bump.
Films going through atmShow
Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017)
Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) 
Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) 
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) 
La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) 
Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) 
Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) 
La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) 
The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017)

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Post by xianjiro » October 20th, 2019, 1:54 am

sorry for the delay ... working on it done!
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just disclosure: (not seen) are movies I have not yet watched so my rating reflects my desire to see this film based on IMDb summary and trailer
(seen) are movies I have watched and the rating is what I gave it on IMDb

3/4 (Ilian Metev - 2017) Trailer -- (not seen) 8

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James - 2016) Trailer -- (seen) 7

Tesnota / Closeness (Kantemir Balagov - 2017) Trailer -- (not seen) 6

Columbus (Kogonada - 2017) Trailer -- (seen) 8

Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert - 2017) Trailer -- (not seen) 9 (but watchlisted due to trailer)

Jusqu'à la garde / Custody (Xavier Legrand - 2017) Trailer -- (seen) 7

La libertad del Diablo / Devil's Freedom (Everardo González - 2017) Trailer -- (not seen) 6.444444444 (sorry, the facemasks, while I get what are likely the reasons, just really creeps me out - without masks this would be at least 1 point higher)

I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck - 2016) Trailer -- (seen) 8

Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan - 2016) Trailer -- (not seen) 8

Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker - 2018) Trailer -- (seen) 8

Nuestro tiempo / Our Time (Carlos Reygadas - 2018) Trailer -- (not seen) 9

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu - 2018) Trailer -- (not seen) 9

The Rider (Chloé Zhao - 2017) Trailer -- (seen) 9

La enfermedad del Domingo / Sunday's Illness (Ramón Salazar - 2018) Trailer -- (not seen) 8

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski - 2018) Trailer -- (seen) 7

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Post by outdoorcats » October 20th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Thanks for your work Ivan!

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Post by outdoorcats » October 25th, 2019, 10:46 pm

Drumroll please!

Ready?

Here's our lineup:
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Main Slate:
Ash is Purest White [CENTERPIECE]
Closeness
Columbus
Custody
I Am Not Your Negro
It's Only the End of the World
Madeline's Madeline
Rafiki
The Rider
Sunday's Illness

International: Europe
3/4 [Bulgaria]
Montparnasse Bienvenue [France]
On Body and Soul [Hungary]
Quién te cantará [Spain]
A Woman's Life [France]

International II: Asia
Angels Wear White [China]
An Elephant Sitting Still [China]
Foxtrot [Israel]
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts [Indonesia]

International III: Latin America
El Amparo [Venezuela]
The Distinguished Citizen [Argentina]
Endless Poetry [Chile]
Our Time [Mexico]

Documentaries
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Cuba and the Cameraman
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
LA92
Shirkers

English-Language Independents
Lean on Pete
Ray & Liz
Support the Girls
Thunder Road

LGBT
Diamantino
Heartstone
Knife + Heart
Lovesong

Animation
Another Day of Life
The Girl Without Hands
Okko's Inn
The Wolf House

Just Before Dawn
Au Poste!
Beast
One Cut of the Dead
The Untamed
Vuelven [Tigers Are Not Afraid]

Arthouse
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
A Gentle Creature
Rey
Winter Brothers
Our small pool of jurors: how do the dates of November 8-29 sound?
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 25th, 2019, 10:59 pm

Those dates are very much fine with me.

Fascinating line-up. Lovely to see that 'Rafiki' made the main slate. I'm looking forward to that one and got hold of the film just a couple of days ago.

I'd be keen to judge the Asia and Animation sections as well. Arthouse and Europe also particularly catch my eye. I might delve into those as well.

Beautiful, thoughtful assembling of the sections! Looking forward to diving in throughout November!
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Post by mightysparks » October 26th, 2019, 12:20 am

Dates are good for me, gives me a short break after the horror challenge. I’ll finish main slate and JBD and see how I’m feeling to try and do some other sections. Usually worn out from films after October.
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Post by xianjiro » October 26th, 2019, 2:59 am

Okay, here's my initial status update:
seenShow
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Custody
Support the Girls
Columbus
Endless Poetry [Chile]
I Am Not Your Negro
Lean on Pete
Madeline's Madeline
On Body and Soul [Hungary]
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
LA92
The Rider
on holdShow
Angels Wear White [China]
Marlina the Murder in Four Acts [Indonesia]
Our Time [Mexico]
Thunder Road
Lovesong
The Girl Without Hands
Okko's Inn
Beast
The Untamed
Winter Brothers (also Kanopy)
Heartstone (also Kanopy)
on hold, iffy to doubtfulShow
Rafiki
Diamantino
on Kanopy or NetflixShow
Heartstone
Winter Brothers
3/4 [Bulgaria]
A Woman's Life [France]
Ash is Purest White [CENTERPIECE]
El Amparo [Venezuela]
Cuba and the Cameraman
Quién te cantará [Spain]
Shirkers
Sunday's Illness
The Distinguished Citizen [Argentina]
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A Gentle Creature
An Elephant Sitting Still [China]
Another Day of Life
Au Poste!
Closeness
Foxtrot [Israel]
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
It's Only the End of the World
Montparnasse Bienvenue [France]
One Cut of the Dead
Ray & Liz
Rey
The Wolf House
Vuelven [Tigers Are Not Afraid]
Knife + Heart (found on Kanopy 1 Nov)
So, at this stage, I only have reason to believe I will complete International III: Latin America and Documentaries

I also won't be entirely sure I have targeted the correct films until the lists are created. I'm pretty certain I've targeted the right movie, but there were maybe two which had similar titles with release dates in the last five years.
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Post by Ivan0716 » October 26th, 2019, 3:37 am

Here's the list on letterboxd

I'll leave the icm list to whoever did it the previous years, so they can all be in one place.

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Post by xianjiro » October 26th, 2019, 4:49 am

Ivan0716 wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:37 am
Here's the list on letterboxd

I'll leave the icm list to whoever did it the previous years, so they can all be in one place.
this helps :thumbsup: thanks - I had selected the wrong Rey, but neither are available to me, so changes

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Post by beavis » October 26th, 2019, 7:36 am

Seen 41/49 but will still need to check out Custody and the Rider. Also want to see el Amparo, but can't find it...?!?
Don't know if i can also give judgement as programmer? Probably not...

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Post by St. Gloede » October 26th, 2019, 10:40 am

I think it would make sense to extend the end date it to December 1st so that the final weekend in included, or at least November 30th (with December 1st for the winner selection, tallying of main-slate, result discussion, etc.).

The 22 days we'd currently have is a good stretch too, should be easy to push main slate + 2 categories in for most jurors. (Less than 1 film a day).

As for the categories my first choices are:

- Arthouse
- Asia

I am also interested in Europe, and can do Animation if there are few takers.

As for the line-ups I have seen next to none. These are the only ones so far:

It's Only the End of the World [Main Slate]
On Body and Soul [Hungary]
An Elephant Sitting Still [China]
Endless Poetry [Chile]
The Wolf House [Animation]
Rey [Arthouse]

All are great to brilliant with the slight exception of On Body and Soul (which is still a really good film). Extremely excited about this years edition in other words.

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Post by flaiky » October 26th, 2019, 12:21 pm

beavis wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 7:36 am
Don't know if i can also give judgement as programmer? Probably not...
A few of us ended up judging categories last year, I think it's pretty likely that we'll be needed. I'm a fan of "whoever completes a category can have a say".
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Post by cinewest » October 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Another interesting list for the ICM film festival (many are already on my "to see" list), which I would love to participate in. The reason I haven't up to now is that I am not really in a situation where I can commit to seeing the number of films required of a viewer (haven't explored all the ways to track them down, either). A wife and two infants (as of July), as much as living in China the past 5 years has limited my access. I will definitely follow along, though, and add my comments about the ones I have seen / can get to.

I can, or have seen some on Amazon Prime or Netflix, but if anyone has sources for the others, those would be much appreciated (I'll make a list of those I'm most interested in).

That aside, I am curious about how the schedulers came to the list under consideration, at least in part because I have been pumping some recent films here over this past year, and notice that none seemed to come under consideration. In particular, I have written at least 5 times about Vazante (2017, Brazil). Other standouts for me have been Los Perros (2017), Jia nian hua (2017) Angels Wear White, and Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (2016) I Am Not Madame Bovary.

Some other good ones (the 7's) include:

Guo chun tian (2018) The Crossing
Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi (2017) My Happy Family
I Am Not a Witch (2017)
No Man's Land (I) (2017)
Gabriel e a Montanha (2017)
Bitter Flowers (2017)

Of those films included in the festival, I have seen:

Half of Ash Is The Purest White (on the airplane), and have been unable to find it with English subtitles since
Half of Madeline's Madeline (had to put it on pause because my wife didn't like it)
I Am Not Your Negro- very good doc about James Baldwin and his final unfinished book (7.5)

(Of the main slate, I am dying to see Tesnota, The Rider, and It's Only the End of the World)

On Body and Soul- also very good (7.5) Would love to see 3/4, and A Woman's Life

Foxtrot- Excellent (9) Would love to finish Ash is the Purest White, and see An Elephant Sitting Still

The Distinguished Citizen- worth seeing (6.5) Would love to see Endless Poetry and Our Time

Also interested in Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, Diamantino, and WOULD LOVE TO SEE the ones by Radu Jude, Loznitsa, and wonder what film Rey is? Is it the one by Konchalovsky (2016, also known as Paradise? If so, I have seen it and thought it near excellent (8.5)
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Post by beavis » October 26th, 2019, 1:33 pm

How we came about this list has been something done openly on this forum, so shouldn't be a surprise

Angels Wear White did pretty well actually
I've seen and liked Vazante very much. But we all started out proposing about 20 favorites and I had at least 20 movies I liked better
I Am Not a Witch is ok, I might have given some support if someone had nominated it
And I haven't seen any of the other ones you mentioned... but then on my own shortlist of movies to watch for the festival, besides those suggested by the other programmers, were at least 20 others. If we're talking Brazil alone there were Severina, Unicornio and Arabia for instance... so much to see and so little time, so don't expect everyone to check out all movies you reccomend. I know people certainly don't pick up on my reccomendations in that way ;)

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Post by cinewest » October 26th, 2019, 1:48 pm

beavis wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 1:33 pm
How we came about this list has been something done openly on this forum, so shouldn't be a surprise

Angels Wear White did pretty well actually
I've seen and liked Vazante very much. But we all started out proposing about 20 favorites and I had at least 20 movies I liked better
I Am Not a Witch is ok, I might have given some support if someone had nominated it
And I haven't seen any of the other ones you mentioned... but then on my own shortlist of movies to watch for the festival, besides those suggested by the other programmers, were at least 20 others. If we're talking Brazil alone there were Severina, Unicornio and Arabia for instance... so much to see and so little time, so don't expect everyone to check out all movies you reccomend. I know people certainly don't pick up on my reccomendations in that way ;)
I always look at your suggestions, Beavis, but they aren;t usually easy to track down (like the two Brazilian ones you just mentioned). Though we don't always share the same taste, or favorites, I find your taste interesting, and with plenty of crossover into mine.

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Post by hurluberlu » October 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm

cinewest wrote:
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That aside, I am curious about how the schedulers came to the list under consideration, at least in part because I have been pumping some recent films here over this past year, and notice that none seemed to come under consideration. In particular, I have written at least 5 times about Vazante (2017, Brazil). Other standouts for me have been Los Perros (2017), Jia nian hua (2017) Angels Wear White, and Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (2016) I Am Not Madame Bovary.
Angels Wear White is in the International Section this year, IAM not Madame Bovary was in last year selection... tehe
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Post by cinewest » October 26th, 2019, 3:55 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm
cinewest wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm


That aside, I am curious about how the schedulers came to the list under consideration, at least in part because I have been pumping some recent films here over this past year, and notice that none seemed to come under consideration. In particular, I have written at least 5 times about Vazante (2017, Brazil). Other standouts for me have been Los Perros (2017), Jia nian hua (2017) Angels Wear White, and Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (2016) I Am Not Madame Bovary.
Angels Wear White is in the International Section this year, IAM not Madame Bovary was in last year selection... tehe
How did I miss that? Any idea which "Rey" is on the slate?

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Post by flaiky » October 26th, 2019, 6:44 pm

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I Am Not a Witch is ok, I might have given some support if someone had nominated it
This also featured last year, in the Africa category.
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Post by hurluberlu » October 26th, 2019, 6:58 pm

cinewest wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:55 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm
cinewest wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm


That aside, I am curious about how the schedulers came to the list under consideration, at least in part because I have been pumping some recent films here over this past year, and notice that none seemed to come under consideration. In particular, I have written at least 5 times about Vazante (2017, Brazil). Other standouts for me have been Los Perros (2017), Jia nian hua (2017) Angels Wear White, and Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (2016) I Am Not Madame Bovary.
Angels Wear White is in the International Section this year, IAM not Madame Bovary was in last year selection... tehe
How did I miss that? Any idea which "Rey" is on the slate?
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Post by xianjiro » October 26th, 2019, 9:45 pm

flaiky wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 12:21 pm
beavis wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 7:36 am
Don't know if i can also give judgement as programmer? Probably not...
A few of us ended up judging categories last year, I think it's pretty likely that we'll be needed. I'm a fan of "whoever completes a category can have a say".
Only issue with that - I saw all but 7 films last year out of a total number of features that I can't remember. I think one category might have lacked two films, but basically I was unable to get a hold of one film out of each category so I couldn't have any say as an adjunct juror in those categories. So, as probably one of most active participants in the festival, my voice was meaningless and unwanted in all but two categories.

I don't have an issue with some sort of minimum, but since we can't insure that even someone as committed as I have been the last two years will be able to see all the films in the allotted time, setting the bar at all-or-nothing, when we're struggling for input and participation, doesn't seem useful to me.

Honestly, there should be a voting period of a couple days after the viewing period closes. During that time anyone wishing to chime in about a given slate can, but they must state which films in that slate they have / have not seen and they are basically advising the actual jurors who make the decision.

Last, are official jurors required to see all films in a given slate?

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Post by xianjiro » October 26th, 2019, 9:51 pm

cinewest wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:55 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm
cinewest wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm


That aside, I am curious about how the schedulers came to the list under consideration, at least in part because I have been pumping some recent films here over this past year, and notice that none seemed to come under consideration. In particular, I have written at least 5 times about Vazante (2017, Brazil). Other standouts for me have been Los Perros (2017), Jia nian hua (2017) Angels Wear White, and Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (2016) I Am Not Madame Bovary.
Angels Wear White is in the International Section this year, IAM not Madame Bovary was in last year selection... tehe
How did I miss that? Any idea which "Rey" is on the slate?
In answer to the first part: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icmf ... /weirdboy/ (there are other lists for the prior two years - at least I believe all the lists are still active, if not, they should be)

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