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2022 Challenges: Setting Up the Schedule

For the nine days, we have voted by private message on Challenge options for the 2022 schedule.

Thanks to all the voters! (32)

72aicm
AB537
Armoreska
beavis
blocho
DudeLanez
flavo5000
frbrown
gunnar
hurluberlu
jdidaco
jeroeno
Knaldskalle
kongs_speech
Lakigigar
Lammetje
Lonewolf2003
Melvelet
Nopros
Onderhond
ororama
peeptoad
pitchorneirda
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs
Silga
sol
sortile9io
Traveller
vortexsurfer
zuma
zzzorf

These 16 options have succeeded in acquiring enough votes to placed into the 2022 schedule:
24 points / Doubling the Canon nominees
AB537 - 2
72aicm - 2
beavis - 2
blocho
hurluberlu - 2
jdidaco
Lakigigar
Melvelet - 2
pitchorneirda
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 3
sol - 3
Sortile9io – 2
zzzorf - 2
23 points / 1000<400
72aicm - 3
AB537 - 2
beavis
DudeLanez - 2
hurluberlu
jdidaco
Melvelet - 3
Nopros - 2
ororama
pitchorneirda
shugs
sol - 2
Traveller
zuma
zzzorf
22 points / Travel the World
AB537
blocho -2
DudeLanez
hurluberlu
jeroeno
Knaldskalle
Lakigigar - 2
Melvelet
ororama -2
pitchorneirda - 3
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs
sol - 2
sortile9io
zzzorf -2
22 points / Animation
beavis
flavo5000 - 2
frbrown - 2
hurluberlu
jdidaco -2
Knaldskalle - 2
Lakigigar - 2
Lonewolf2003
Nopros
Onderhond - 3
ororama
pitchorneirda
shugs
Silga
vortexsurfer
21 points / One Film From Each Year
AB537
flavo5000
frbrown
gunnar
hurluberlu - 2
jeroeno
Knaldskalle
Lakigigar
Nopros
pitchorneirda - 2
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs
Silga
sortile9io – 2
Traveller
zuma - 2
zzzorf
21 points / 1990s
beavis
blocho - 2
frbrown
gunnar - 2
hurluberlu
jeroeno - 3
Knaldskalle
Lonewolf2003 - 2
Melvelet
Nopros
ororama
RogerTheMovieManiac88
Silga – 3
vortexsurfer
21 points / Run the Director
blocho
DudeLanez - 3
flavo5000
frbrown
jdidaco
Knaldskalle
Lakigigar
Lonewolf2003 - 3
Melvelet
pitchorneirda
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs - 3
Silga
zuma - 2
20 points / Unofficial
72aicm
AB537
blocho
flavo5000
frbrown
gunnar
hurlurberlu
jdidaco
jeroeno
kongs_speech - 2
Lakigigar
Lammetje
Onderhond - 2
ororama
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 2
Shugs
zzzorf
19 points / 366 Weird Movies + Other Weird Lists
beavis - 3
flavo5000 - 3
jdidaco
Knaldskalle
kongs_speech
Melvelet
Nopros
Onderhond – 2
peeptoad
sol
Traveller
vortexsurfer – 2
zzzorf
19 points / Religion, Cults & Sorcercy
Armoreska - 2
beavis
flavo5000 - 2
hurluberlu - 2
jdidaco
Lakigigar - 3
Melvelet
Onderhond
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 2
sol
sortile9io – 2
vortexsurfer
18 points / TSPDT + TSP 21C
AB537
Knaldskalle - 3
kongs_speech - 2
Lakigigar
Melvelet - 2
Nopros - 2
ororama -2
peeptoad
pitchorneirda
Traveller
zuma - 2
17 points / Academy Award Nominees
AB537
blocho
DudeLanez
flavo5000
gunnar - 3
Knaldskalle - 2
Lammetje
ororama
pitchorneirda
shugs
Silga
sol
Vortexsurfer
zzzorf
17 points / Work on someone else's top/500<400 list
Armoreska - 2
beavis - 2
flavo5000
frbrown
jeroeno
Melvelet - 2
Nopros
Onderhond
sortile9io - 3
zuma - 3
17 points / Forum Lists
72aicm
blocho
DudeLanez
frbrown
Lakigigar - 2
Lonewolf2003 - 3
Melvelet
Nopros
ororama
pitchorneirda
vortexsurfer – 2
zzzorf - 2
17 points / One Film from each iCM list
AB537
gunnar
jeroeno - 2
Knaldskalle
kongs_speech
Lonewolf2003
Nopros
pitchorneirda - 2
shugs
sol - 2
sortile9io
Traveller
zuma
zzzorf
17 points / Grindhouse & Cult
flavo5000 - 2
frbrown -3
jdidaco -2
Knaldskalle - 2
kongs_speech - 2
Lakigigar
Lonewolf2003
Melvelet
shugs - 2
vortexsurfer

Runners-up:
16 points / Mystery & Thriller
AB537
blocho
flavo5000
frbrown - 2
Knaldskalle
Lakigigar
Lonewolf2003
ororama
peeptoad
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs - 2
Silga - 2
zzzorf
16 points / New Releases
beavis
blocho
hurluberlu - 3
kongs_speech - 3
Lonewolf2003 - 2
Nopros - 3
Onderhond
pitchorneirda
RogerTheMovieManiac88
16 points / Action & Adventure
AB537
blocho
flavo5000
frbrown - 2
jdidaco
jeroeno
Knaldskalle
Lonewolf2003
Nopros
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs
Silga – 2
sol
vortexsurfer
15 points / Music, Musicals & Opera
beavis
flavo5000
jdidaco -3
ororama -2
peeptoad
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 2
sol
vortexsurfer - 3
zuma
15 points / Submissions for the Foreign Language Film Oscar
AB537
blocho
DudeLanez - 3
gunnar - 2
jdidaco
Nopros
ororama
pitchorneirda - 2
zzzorf - 3
15 points / Doubling the Canon List
72aicm - 2
beavis - 2
DudeLanez
hurluberlu
Knaldskalle
Melvelet
Nopros – 2
ororama
peeptoad
RogerTheMovieManiac88
sol
Traveller
14 points / War movies
72aicm - 2
AB537
blocho - 3
hurluberlu
Knaldskalle
Lonewolf2003
Nopros
ororama
shugs
Silga
sol
14 points / Comedy
blocho
flavo5000
frbrown
jdidaco
Knaldskalle
Lonewolf2003
Onderhond
ororama
RogerTheMovieManiac88
shugs
Silga
sol
Vortexsurfer
zzzorf
13 points / Crime Films
AB537
blocho - 2
frbrown
Knaldskalle
Lonewolf2003
ororama -3
peeptoad
shugs
Silga - 2
13 points / In Competition at Cannes
AB537 - 2
Beavis
DudeLanez - 2
hurluberlu
jdidaco
Lakigigar
Melvelet
Nopros
Shugs
sol
zuma
13 points / LGBTIQ+
Armoreska - 3
blocho
flavo5000
jdidaco
kongs_speech
Lakigigar
ororama
peeptoad
RogerTheMovieManiac88
sol
zzzorf
11 points / Low IMDb Rating
blocho
flavo5000
jdidaco
Lakigigar
Lammetje - 2
RogerTheMovieManiac88
Silga
vortexsurfer - 2
zzzorf
9 points / Martial Arts
Armoreska – 2
frbrown
Lakigigar
Lammetje
Lonewolf2003
Onderhond -2
sol
8 points / Rewatches
DudeLanez
frbrown
hurluberlu
Lammetje
Melvelet
sol
zuma
zzzorf
6 points / Run the Actor
DudeLanez
Lakigigar
Lammetje
shugs - 2
Silga
7 points / Experimental + Avant-Garde
frbrown
jdidaco -2
Melvelet
Nopros
pitchorneirda
RogerTheMovieManiac88
3 points / Waves from Around the World
beavis
DudeLanez
Melvelet

As my first reply to this thread, I will post the complete list of options we are looking to schedule in, including permanent and country/region challenges.
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It is now up to us to determine how we would like to schedule the 2022 regions and the successful theme/genre options. Over the past couple of years there has been a push to keep forum favourite challenges in their traditional months, so I have already included a few things in the table. I have also placed Canada in July because we usually place it there to coincide with Canada Day. If we want to though, we could always shake things up. Happy to take feedback on this.

A few suggestions that I have of my own:
  • Place 1000<400 either early in the year to have it a distance from <400 Checks or in November for the Challenge to be for the 2022 list.
  • Avoid repeating country/genre overlaps from 2020, i.e. don't place Iberia with Westerns again or Southeast Asia with Horror again.
  • Place the new Eastern Europe, Central American and Turkey Challenges in the last three months of the year since different versions of those challenges were run in 2021
2022 Challenge Schedule: A Work in Progress
MonthCountry ChallengeTheme ChallengeTheme Challenge
January - Sci-Fi/Fantasy -
February - Academy Award Nominees -
March - Directed by Women -
April - Doubling the Canon Nominees -
May - Western -
June - - -
July Canada - -
August - <400 Checks
September - Silent Era -
October - Horror -
November - Film Noir -
December - Documentary -


Countries/regions that still need to be placedThemes that still need to be placed
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan
Eastern Europe - excluding Russia/Poland/Czech/Slovak/Hungary
Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein
Iberia (Spain, Portugal and surrounds)
Indian Subcontinent
Mexico, Central America & Caribbean
Nordic countries
Russia/USSR
Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Turkey and Caucasus
1000<400
Travel the World
Animation
One Film From Each Year
1990s
Run the Director
Unofficial
366 Weird Movies + Other Weird Lists
Religion, Cults & Sorcercy
TSPDT + TSP 21C
Work on someone else's top/500<400 list
Forum Lists
One Film from each iCM list
Grindhouse & Cult


For a reference point, here are the country/region challenges for the next two years...
Spoiler
2022 Lineup2023 Lineup
Canada
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan
Eastern Europe - excluding Russia/Poland/Czech/Slovak/Hungary
Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein
Iberia (Spain, Portugal and surrounds)
Indian Subcontinent
Mexico, Central America & Caribbean
Nordic countries
Russia/USSR
Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Turkey and Caucasus
Argentina/Brazil/Uruguay/Paraguay
Benelux
Central Europe (Poland, Czech, Slovak, Hungary)
France
Iran, Central Asia and Mongolia
Italy (plus Holy See/San Marino/Malta)
Japan
Korean Peninsula
North African/Middle East - excluding Iran and Turkey
Oceania
South America - excluding Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay
UK/Ireland
...as discussed on the following thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5579&start=40#p729343
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Work on someone else's top/500<400 list
Wow, that beat LGBTQ+ representation. Huh. That's certainly a thing. Can't say I value anyone's taste enough to try and work on their nominees list. I barely even really know anyone here.
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New releases had three 3-votes and still didn't make it, what a tragedy :(
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We have One Film from each iCM list now, so maybe but that late in the year.
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Oh, thank you for accepting my marginally late ballot. I only remembered at 11:45 GMT that I hadn't yet submitted my choices. It's good of you to put my picks into the mix.

Rather disappointing results from my perspective - although there are of course several options that excite me. I'm saddened to see New Releases, Comedies, Musicals (again, pfffftt!!), LGBT and Low IMDb Rating all fail to make it through. The challenge year next year promises to be less enjoyable with their absence.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing what ends up where.

And, I am very happy to see Religion make it through - an option I think I nominated a couple of years ago, with minimal success.
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It's a shame that so many of the selected Theme Challenges are about the lists instead of genres.
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Nopros wrote: October 10th, 2021, 12:57 am New releases had three 3-votes and still didn't make it, what a tragedy :(
I could have got it across the line if I'd given it my 3 points. Hmmm, I agree it is an appealing challenge. A pity it didn't make it.
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I would like 1000<400 in January again. It have worked well the two (?) previous years. Start the new year with some hidden gems. That’s a nice tradition in my book.
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A quick note to all:

While you can of course use this thread to express your disappointment at some of the results, please consider spending equal energy commenting on what you are happy about with the results. At the moment, I'm feeling on-the-fence about whether I am prepared to run this again next year or not. The more positive the tone on this thread, the more likely I am to volunteer my time again next year. Thanks.
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I suggest putting the two least popular options alongside horror in October because the horror challenge overwhelms any competitor. Maybe Turkey/Caucasus and forum lists?
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A few that I voted for got on there. I might really use the TSPDT challenge, depending on which month it takes place, as a way to make a lot of progress. Of the ones I voted for that didn't make it, I'm only genuinely disappointed by the LGBTQ+ snub, because obviously that's important to me.
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blocho wrote: October 10th, 2021, 1:58 am I suggest putting the two least popular options alongside horror in October because the horror challenge overwhelms any competitor. Maybe Turkey/Caucasus and forum lists?
The thinking in previous years has actually been to match Horror up with popular challenges so that less popular challenges don't get completely wiped out by it. And I think it's working this year. Both the current France and One for Each List Challenges have solid participation.

I was thinking maybe East Europe (including Balkans this time) with Horror. There's definitely quite a handful from Greece that would make good challenge doubles. Then again, Mexico is also very big on Horror. We have had the Mexico/Horror combination before in the past, but a few years ago now.

@72a - I don't mind having 1000<400 in January again, though it does of course mean that we'll be pairing it up with Sci-Fi/Fantasy for the third time...
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Can we arrange so that there's at least a year gap for any challenges that are repeating from 2021? This would mean:

Animation - Feb. or later
Run the Director - Feb. or later
One Film from Each Year - June or later
Travel the World - July or later
Unofficial - December, but I suppose we could fudge and put it in November or October if necessary

As usual, I don't actually care that much. I'm just trying to provide some ideas for organizing everything.
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ooh, these are very exciting results for me!
with a bit of luck things could fall so I'd be tempted to do even more challenges than I did this year

With suggestions already made and purely my own interest at heart (without much right of course ;)), I have this proposal

Country Challenge - Theme Challenge - Theme Challenge
Iberia (Spain, Portugal and surrounds) - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Work on someone else's top/500<400 list
Indian Subcontinent - Academy Award Nominees - 366 Weird Movies + Other Weird Lists
Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein - Directed by Women - TSPDT + TSP 21C
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan - Doubling the Canon Nominees - Animation
Southeast Asia - Western - 1000<400
Russia/USSR - Religion, Cults & Sorcercy - 1990s
Canada - Forum Lists - Grindhouse & Cult
Sub-Saharan Africa - <400 Checks - One Film from each iCM list
Turkey and Caucasus - Silent Era - One Film From Each Year
Eastern Europe - excluding Russia/Poland/Czech/Slovak/Hungary - Horror - Run the Director
Mexico, Central America & Caribbean - Film Noir - Travel the World
Nordic countries - Documentary - Unofficial

sorry about the formatting, have no idea how to present this as a table...
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Generally speaking, we try to avoid having identical challenge combinations in consecutive or near-consecutive years, so I wouldn't support DTC and Animation together again, or Documentary and Unofficial together again. On a personal note, I'd also prefer not to have China competing against DTC nominees, but that's more of a personal preference.

Here is a full is of challenge pairs to avoid if possible.

With some of the 2019 and 2020 combinations, maybe it has been long enough that we can repeat having them together if necessary. I don't think we should repeat any of the 2021 pairs except maybe 1000<400 in January if we are indeed making that a thing. Or we could shove Sci-Fi/Fantasy into February perhaps.

Avoid
Central America + Sci-fi (2021)
Turkey + DTC nominees (2021)
Turkey + Animation (2021)
DTC nominees + Animation (2021)
Caucasus + Travel the World (2021)
East Europe + Silents (2021)
Horror + One Per List (2021)
Documentary + Unofficial (2021)

Probably Avoid
East Europe + Sci-fi (2020)
Africa + Academy Awards (2020)
India + Directed by Women (2020)
Nordic + DTC nominees (2020)
China + TSPDT (2020)
Canada + Run the Director (2020)
Germany + <400 Checks (2020)
Russia + Animation (2020)
Russia + Silents (2020)
Animation + Silents (2020)
Southeast Asia + Horror (2020)
Southeast Asia + 1990s (2020)
Horror + 1990s (2020)
Mexico + Noir (2020)
Mexico + Unofficial (2020)
Noir + Unofficial (2020)
Caribbean + Documentary (2020)

Perhaps Avoid
Russia + Sci-fi (2019)
China + Academy Awards (2019)
Mexico + Horror (2019)
TSPDT + Horror (2019)
Noir + Unofficial (2019)
Documentary + Travel the World (2019)
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 7:23 am Generally speaking, we try to avoid having identical challenge combinations in consecutive or near-consecutive years, so I wouldn't support DTC and Animation together again, or Documentary and Unofficial together again. On a personal note, I'd also prefer not to have China competing against DTC nominees, but that's more of a personal preference.
Did not know about all the things to avoid :) And have to run for the cinema now, so no time to puzzle on it. I would like animation earlier in the year (as it is one I would like to go for :)) but I would not mind swapping any of those you think are conflicting...
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I only gave 2 points to Forum Lists
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I'm happy with the results, all my six votes went to successful options! As for the schedule, I would suggest for a start: Travel the World in July or August, typical time for tourism, and 1000<400 in November, right after the new list has been released. Usually, I only participate in a few challenges every year, so repeating past pairings wouldn't be a problem at all for me. And also would like to remind that Work on Someone Else's Top List is not restricted to 500<400.
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Glad Run the Director, 1990s, Forum Lists, Grindhouse & Cult and Animation made it. Too bad any other genres didn’t this time. Which is of course not meant in any way as a criticism on sol, who I thank again for doing all this.

Post 2 says 2021 schedule, should be 2022 ;)

Suggestion for the schedule; in May the 1990s poll will be held, so we could pair those up with the 1990s challenge also in May or just before in April.

Maybe we should vote about making Animation permanent also (next time), cause that one been held almost every year since 2012 (only 2019 is the exception)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:21 am I only gave 2 points to Forum Lists
Yes, you did... I'll need to investigate this. Gimme a few minutes. (error was caused by you listing all your choices alphabetically rather than having your top-rated picks at the top; it's my error, but that's the reason why).
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:44 am
Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:21 am I only gave 2 points to Forum Lists
Yes, you did... I'll need to investigate this. Gimme a few minutes. (error was caused by you listing all your choices alphabetically rather than having your top-rated picks at the top; it's my error, but that's the reason why).
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:41 am Maybe we should vote about making Animation permanent also (next time), cause that one been held almost every year since 2012 (only 2019 is the exception)
Next year I'm going to propose making Animation + DTC Nominees + 1000<400 + Travel the World permanent. :) All four topped the poll here; all four have been very successful for 3+ years running. More to come on this next year.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:45 am
sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:44 am
Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:21 am I only gave 2 points to Forum Lists
Yes, you did... I'll need to investigate this. Gimme a few minutes. (error was caused by you listing all your choices alphabetically rather than having your top-rated picks at the top; it's my error, but that's the reason why).
Sorry for that
OK, I have absolutely no idea what the best way is to solve this. :shrug:

Things were actually working out quite well; before Roger's late ballot there was actually a 2-point difference between the final 16 and all the runners-up. Now there's a 1 point difference and we take 1 point away from Forum Lists we get a 4-way tie for 16th spot.

To recap, the final results should read...
- Forum Lists
- New Releases
- Mystery/Thriller
- Action Adventure
...all tied for 16th spot on 16 points

There's a few ways we could solve this:
  • Run a snap poll to see whether Forum Lists, New Releases, Mystery/Thriller or Action/Adventure get the last spot
  • Give New Releases the last spot because it is a brand new challenge idea and the rest are repeat ideas
  • Make a poll for just Mystery/Thriller vs Action/Adventure because everyone is upset about the lack of genre challenges
  • Give Musicals a free boost because to 16th spot because it's a genre challenge and hasn't been run since 2017
Other ideas?
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kongs_speech wrote: October 10th, 2021, 12:34 am
Work on someone else's top/500<400 list
Wow, that beat LGBTQ+ representation. Huh. That's certainly a thing. Can't say I value anyone's taste enough to try and work on their nominees list. I barely even really know anyone here.
I'm of the same opinion, but my challenge of choice was the Foreign Academy Awards Submissions. I still would have been happy with the LGBTQ+ though instead of that one.
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:58 am Other ideas?
New Releases because it got two 3s and the other three tied options none.
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I ask this every year it's run but can we put Travel the World in March? For the last 4 years I've spent that month doing the March Around the World challenge on Letterboxd an will be again next year. By doing the two challenges simoltaneously just makes sense to me since they are the exact same.

If not, I'm fine doing it twice in a year again, it is my favourite challenge and I did vote to do it, but could we then do it in September so I get a 6 month gap either side with the Letterboxd challenge?
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sortile9io wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:06 am
sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:58 am Other ideas?
New Releases because it got two 3s and the other three tied options none.
That makes sense too... though I think the fact that New Releases is a brand new challenge is a more compelling reason to give it the final spot.

That said, all the moaning about the lack of genre challenges here is quite pronounced.... would like to hear some more input from others.
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zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:08 am If not, I'm fine doing it twice in a year again, it is my favourite challenge and I did vote to do it, but could we then do it in September so I get a 6 month gap either side with the Letterboxd challenge?
Either of those works fine for me. Personally, I'd prefer September, but I guess March makes more sense if the Letterboxd community is doing it then. Thoughts from others about this?
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Also I have to ask, can we just make the DTC nominees just become annual now. DTC is a major forum activity every year and just like the <400 challenge is a great lead into 500<400 the nominees is a great help for DTC, especially for the fact that even without the challenge most of us will be watching nominations every April anyway.
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zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:08 am If not, I'm fine doing it twice in a year again, it is my favourite challenge and I did vote to do it, but could we then do it in September so I get a 6 month gap either side with the Letterboxd challenge?
What about if we put it in September and match it up with the new Mexico/Carribean/Central America Challenge to ensure that Caribbean and Central American films actually watched?
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zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:16 am Also I have to ask, can we just make the DTC nominees just become annual now. DTC is a major forum activity every year and just like the <400 challenge is a great lead into 500<400 the nominees is a great help for DTC, especially for the fact that even without the challenge most of us will be watching nominations every April anyway.
YES PLEASE... though it seems you missed my post above: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5626&p=734030#p734022 ;)

Also, I think it's a nice way of support Angel and his endeavour. Main reason why I gave it my 3 points.
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:16 am
zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:08 am If not, I'm fine doing it twice in a year again, it is my favourite challenge and I did vote to do it, but could we then do it in September so I get a 6 month gap either side with the Letterboxd challenge?
What about if we put it in September and match it up with the new Mexico/Carribean/Central America Challenge to ensure that Caribbean and Central American films actually watched?
Fine by me. As I said no matter where it is I will be involved, I just point out the Letterboxd challenge since I already do it and maybe others may be interested in doing it there as well.
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:09 am
sortile9io wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:06 am
sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:58 am Other ideas?
New Releases because it got two 3s and the other three tied options none.
That makes sense too... though I think the fact that New Releases is a brand new challenge is a more compelling reason to give it the final spot.

That said, all the moaning about the lack of genre challenges here is quite pronounced.... would like to hear some more input from others.
+1 on New Releases

Apart from Silga I dont see any moaning on lack of genre challenges. Disappointment here was rather on the missing of New Release and LGBT.
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sortile9io wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:06 am
sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:58 am Other ideas?
New Releases because it got two 3s and the other three tied options none.
Three 3s actually ;)

Also for New Releases because it's a new idea and had three 3s (and one) 2. (Plus also because I want this the most of the four options)

I can also retroactively switch my 2 and 3 vote for Forum Lists and RtD and the nomination will stay the same ;) :shifty:
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Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, everyone.

I think it makes sense to arrange the ties by number of 3 votes and give the last spot to the one with the most of those.

Travel The World in March or September sounds nice to me - perhaps with either Indian Sub-Continent or Southeast Asia. At least put Travel the World with a challenge covering several countries.

I also gave DtC Noms my 3 points for that reason, Sol. Totally support those sentiments around ''permanency''.
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zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:20 am
sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:16 am
zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:08 am If not, I'm fine doing it twice in a year again, it is my favourite challenge and I did vote to do it, but could we then do it in September so I get a 6 month gap either side with the Letterboxd challenge?
What about if we put it in September and match it up with the new Mexico/Carribean/Central America Challenge to ensure that Caribbean and Central American films actually watched?
Fine by me. As I said no matter where it is I will be involved, I just point out the Letterboxd challenge since I already do it and maybe others may be interested in doing it there as well.
Okay, if we do that we can do...

- Turkey/Caucasus with Noir or Documentary
- Eastern Europe with Noir or Documentary

...which would allow us to put a genuinely popular regional challenge with Horror. Maybe Nordic?
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 8:58 am Other ideas?
Do none of the four challenges which all received 16 points, but this one instead: watch movies with 'sol' anywhere in the title (to honor our Chief of Challenges and persuade him to keep his job). ;)
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sol wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:18 am
zzzorf wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:16 am Also I have to ask, can we just make the DTC nominees just become annual now. DTC is a major forum activity every year and just like the <400 challenge is a great lead into 500<400 the nominees is a great help for DTC, especially for the fact that even without the challenge most of us will be watching nominations every April anyway.
YES PLEASE... though it seems you missed my post above: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5626&p=734030#p734022 ;)

Also, I think it's a nice way of support Angel and his endeavour. Main reason why I gave it my 3 points.
Yes I did sorry, just sort of skimmed the thread originally. In that case I would put the Travel the World in September as if it goes annual that would be the perfect spot since March is already Directed by Women
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: October 10th, 2021, 9:22 am I think it makes sense to arrange the ties by number of 3 votes and give the last spot to the one with the most of those.

Travel The World in March sounds nice to me - perhaps with either Indian Sub-Continent or Southeast Asia. At least put Travel the World with a challenge covering several countries.

I also gave DtC Noms my 3 points for that reason, Sol. Totally support those sentiments around ''permanency''.
First point - yep, seems to make sense.... so New Releases rather than Forum Lists. Okay guys?

Second point - see above: Central American and Caribbean with Travel the World = several countries, will try that in September I think.

Third point - you rock!
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