After some discussion here, here, here and here, we decided the following.
- 32 countries
- First round will have 8 groups of 4 countries. The top 2 of each group proceed to the next round.
- Second round till final will have head-to-head matches.
The rest will remain the same.
- Each country will be managed by one manager who'll pick the movies.
- Everyone is allowed to manage a country.
- Managers can pick any country from the world. (Mario will probably keep track of "big countries" or countries that did well previously that haven't been picked yet)
- We'll start with one country per manager. If we have less than 32 volunteers, a second country can be picked by some (we'll see later how we'll do this, if it's necessary).
- Movies should have less than 1000 checks on iCM.
- Movies are shorter than 180 min.
- A director can't compete twice in the same season for a country.
- Movies from previous seasons are not allowed.
- In case of managers with multiple countries, no manager will compete himself.
- .........am I forgetting something here?
Schedule, pace and starting date will be decided later.
These eight users can pick a country they want to manage. The order presented here is the order in which they are allowed to pick. If you don't want to manage this year, that's fine of course.
Second step: Signing up is open for everybody for 24 hours
You can make your choice by posting in this thread. Pick a country that nobody has picked yet.
First deadline will be October 22nd, 16:37 Dutch time. If we haven't reached 32 by then, we'll continue until we reach 32.
Countries and managers
1. USA (monty)
2. England (filmbantha)
3. Sweden (Lilarcor)
4. Poland (sebby)
5. France (Mochard)
6. Italy (hurluberlu)
7. Brazil (beavis)
8. Mexico (72allinncallme)
9. Germany (klaus78)
10. China (wasabi)
11. Hungary (Ivan0716)
12. Czech Republic (mjf314)
13. Greece (burneyfan)
14. Estonia (jvv)
15. India (Ritesh)
16. Cuba (sacmersault)
17. Tajikistan (clemmetarey)
18. Iceland (Asberg)
19. Japan (Gordon_Gekko)
20. Iran (Nathan Treadway)
21. Australia (blocho)
22. Pakistan (zhangalan)
23. Slovenia (Mario Gaborović)
24. Georgia (zzzorf)
25. Canada (sol)
26. Senegal (Fergenaprido)
27. Portugal (Pgonzalez)
28. Ukraine (Angel Glez)
29. Taiwan (Mate_cosido)
30. Spain (PeacefulAnarchy)
31. Albania (RogerTheMovieManiac88)
32. Russia (Gorro)
(will add stuff to the OP later)