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Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« on: May 09, 2015, 07:55:33 PM »
As outlined in the FAQ, films are eligible up to a three-year period, starting with their first theatrical release, but with three limiting factors:

1) Once a film gains a wide theatrical release in the US (playing simultaneously on more than 100 or so screens), it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

2) Once a film debuts on DVD or TV in the US, it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

3) Once a film earns a Filmspot nomination, it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

Note: US made-for-television movies are only eligible in the year in which they first air. Mini-series are not eligible at all.

(See here for the origin of these guidelines.)

I'll keep track of films with questionable eligibility below.

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ELIGIBLE
Actress
All the Light in the Sky
American Sniper
Blind
Coherence
Comet
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Gideon's Army
God Help the Girl
The Guest
Haider
Happy Valley
Highway
It Follows
Jauja
Listen Up Philip
Maps to the Stars
The Midnight After
Miss Meadows
Mistaken for Strangers
Mommy
Mr. Turner
The Overnighters
Predestination
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
Selma
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
Starred Up
Still Alice
The Strange Little Cat
Stray Dogs
The Taking of Tiger Mountain
Tarr Béla, I Used to Be a Filmmaker
Titli
The Tribe
The Water Diviner
Winter Sleep


INELIGIBLE
20,000 Days on Earth
22 Jump Street
Abuse of Weakness
Alan Partridge
August: Osage County
The Babadook
Bad Words
Bastards
Begin Again
Belle
Big Eyes
Big Hero 6
Bird People
Birdman
Blue Ruin
The Boxtrolls
Boyhood
Calvary
Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen--MUST WATCH END!!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Cheap Thrills
Chef
Citizenfour
The Congress
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dear White People
Divergent
The Double
Draft Day
The Drop
Dumb and Dumber To
Edge of Tomorrow
Enemy
Ernest & Celestine
The Fabulous Ice Age
The Fault in Our Stars
Feast
Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
Force Majeure
Foxcatcher
Frank
Fury
The Gambler
Godzilla
Gone Girl
Goodbye to Language 3D
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Happy Christmas
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Homesman
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Ida
The Imitation Game
The Immigrant
In Bloom
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
The Interview
Into the Woods
It Felt Like Love
Jersey Boys
The Jink
Jodorowsky's Dune
Joe
John Wick
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
The Judge
The Lego Movie
A Life in Dirty Pictures
Life Itself
Like Father, Like Son
Locke
Lucy
The Lunchbox
Maidentrip
Maleficent
A Million Ways To Die in the West
The Missing Picture
Mood Indigo
A Most Wanted Man
National Gallery
Need for Speed
Neighbors
Night Moves
Nightcrawler
Noah
Non-Stop
The Normal Heart
Nymphomaniac
Obvious Child
The One I Love
Only Lovers Left Alive
Palo Alto
Pompeii
Print the Legend
The Raid 2
Robocop
The Rover
The Selfish Giant
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
Step Up All In
Stranger by the Lake
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Theory of Everything
They Came Together
This Is Where I Leave You
Tim's Vermeer
To Be Takei
Top Five
Touch of Sin
Trans4mers
Transformers: The Premake
The Trip to Italy
Turist
Tusk
Two Days, One Night
Under the Skin
Viola
Visitors
Wadjda
A Walk Among the Tombstones
We Are the Best!
What If
Whiplash
Wild
Willow Creek
The Wind Rises
Wish I Was Here
Witching & Bitching
X-Men Days of Future Past
« Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 02:32:29 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 09:56:26 PM »
Is Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol Filmspot eligible?
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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 11:35:17 PM »
Is Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol Filmspot eligible?

Yeah, I suppose it is.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 11:51:40 PM »
That decides it, I'll watch it if it gets nominated.
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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 04:30:03 PM »
So, like, Only Yesterday (1991) is going to be eligible in 2016 for Filmspots, right?
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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 04:35:21 PM »
So, like, Only Yesterday (1991) is going to be eligible in 2016 for Filmspots, right?

lol. You can blame the Léon Morin, Priest precedent for the answer being no.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 05:08:13 PM »
Well shoot, I was gonna nominate it for every single category.
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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 04:20:55 AM »
So, like, Only Yesterday (1991) is going to be eligible in 2016 for Filmspots, right?

lol. You can blame the Léon Morin, Priest precedent for the answer being no.

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The folly of youth! I have a feeling I sided with not including Léon Morin, Priest. I was probably wrong. Yay, precedent!

Also, quoted for emphasis:

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Re: Filmspots 2015: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 08:33:04 AM »
I'm evolving!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.