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iCM Forum Film World Cup - Season 1

by Mario Gaborović
iCM Forum Film World Cup - Season 1 by Mario Gaborović
SEASON 1 The tournament began on September 28th, 2014, and ended on November 26th, 2015. This is how it works: - We start with 48 films from 48 countries. - The winning country from each match advances, and will be represented by a different film in the next round. - There are 5 rounds. In round 1 there are 3 films per match (only 1 advances). In rounds 2-5 there is 2 films per match. There are few restrictions: - The film must have <1000 checks on iCM. - The film must be no longer than 3 hours. - You may only use 1 film per director throughout the entire tournament. Voters are obliged to watch all three films from a specific group in order… Read more

SEASON 1

The tournament began on September 28th, 2014, and ended on November 26th, 2015. This is how it works:
- We start with 48 films from 48 countries.
- The winning country from each match advances, and will be represented by a different film in the next round.
- There are 5 rounds. In round 1 there are 3 films per match (only 1 advances). In rounds 2-5 there is 2 films per match.

There are few restrictions:
- The film must have <1000 checks on iCM.
- The film must be no longer than 3 hours.
- You may only use 1 film per director throughout the entire tournament.

Voters are obliged to watch all three films from a specific group in order to vote by a ranking system (1-3). A country proceeds to the R2 if its film has positive head-to-head record against two other opponents, regardless if it’s not the best in average score (that said, countries with an asterisk have better 1 on 1 score against the opponents ranked behind them). The head-to-head records are as follows:

GROUP STAGE:
Group A: 1. Spain 52-44, 2. Portugal 47-49, 3. Thailand 45-51
Group B: 1. Serbia 41-23, 2. Iran 32-32, 3. Australia 23-41
Group C: 1. Chile 31-25*, 2. Romania 33-23, 3. India 20-36
Group D: 1. Russia 43-15, 2. Greece 25-33, 3. Tunisia 19-39
Group E: 1. Japan 43-5, 2. Czech Republic 17-31, 3. New Zealand 12-36
Group F: 1. Sweden 29-11, 2. Hong Kong 23-17, 3. Finland 8-32
Group G: 1. Poland 38-16, 2. Taiwan 30-24, 3. USA 13-41
Group H: 1. Turkey 26-24, 2. Germany 25-25, 3. Cuba 24-26
Group I: 1. China 35-13, 2. Argentina 17-31*, 3. Netherlands 20-28
Group J: 1. Austria 32-18, 2. Senegal 30-20, 3. Italy 13-37
Group K: 1. Denmark 34-20, 2. France 23-31*, 3. Vietnam 24-30
Group L: 1. Canada 33-21, 2. Scotland 29-25, 3. Philippines 19-35
Group M: 1. Brazil 35-13, 2. South Korea 26-22, 3. Georgia 11-37
Group N: 1. Norway 35-27, 2. Egypt 31-31, 3. England 27-35
Group O: 1. Hungary 37-3, 2. Indonesia 14-26, 3. Belgium 9-31
Group P: 1. Mexico 28-14, 2. Israel 24-18, 3. Mozambique 11-31

ROUND OF 16:
Russia – Canada 18-8
Hungary – Norway 15-14 AET
Brazil – Mexico 13-9
Sweden – Poland 11-12
Austria – China 10-12
Chile – Turkey 15-8
Spain – Serbia 17-7
Japan – Denmark 20-4

QUARTERFINALS:
Hungary – Brazil 15-13
China – Spain 13-14
Japan – Russia 16-9
Chile – Poland 6-19

SEMIFINALS:
Spain – Hungary 18-11
Japan – Poland 14-15

THIRD PLACE MATCH:
Hungary – Japan 12-14

FINAL:
Spain – Poland 17-18

Final Standings:
1. Poland, 2. Spain, 3. Japan, 4. Hungary, 5. Russia, 6. Brazil, 7. China, 8. Chile, 9. Sweden, 10. Austria, 11. Mexico, 12. Serbia, 13. Norway, 14. Canada, 15. Denmark, 16. Turkey, 17. Senegal, 18. Romania, 19. Hong Kong, 20. Israel, 21. Taiwan, 22. South Korea, 23. Scotland, 24. Germany, 25. Egypt, 26. Iran, 27. Portugal, 28. Cuba, 29. Thailand, 30. Vietnam, 31. England, 32. Greece, 33. France, 34. Netherlands, 35. Australia, 36. India, 37. Argentina, 38. Czech Republic, 39. Philippines, 40. Indonesia, 41. Tunisia, 42. Mozambique, 43. Italy, 44. New Zealand, 45. USA, 46. Georgia, 47. Belgium, 48. Finland.

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