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iCM Forum Film World Cup - Season 2

by Mario Gaborović
iCM Forum Film World Cup - Season 2 by Mario Gaborović
SEASON 2 (PREVIOUS SEASON HERE: https://mubi.com/lists/2015-icm-forum-world-cup) The tournament begins on January 1st, 2016. 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… Read more

SEASON 2
(PREVIOUS SEASON HERE: https://mubi.com/lists/2015-icm-forum-world-cup)

The tournament begins on January 1st, 2016. 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. India 52-24, 2. Venezuela 51-25, 3. Niger 11-65
Group B: 1. Spain 45-31, 2. Thailand 39-37, 3. Portugal 30-46
Group C: 1. Egypt 42-32, 2. Russia 37-37, 3. Colombia 32-42
Group D: 1. Croatia 47-35, 2. Australia 41-41, 3. Germany 35-47
Group E: 1. Sweden 53-31, 2. Canada 38-46, 3. Greece 35-49
Group F: 1. Poland 55-17, 2. Iceland 30-42, 3. Turkey 23-51
Group G: 1. Taiwan 43-25, 2. Denmark 37-31, 3. Mexico 22-46
Group H: 1. USA 44-22, 2. Syria 31-35, 3. Morocco 24-42
Group I: 1. Japan 52-16, 2. Ukraine 31-37, 3. Sri Lanka 19-49
Group J: 1. Italy 52-12, 2. South Korea 31-33, 3. Montenegro 13-51
Group K: 1. Hungary 50-18, 2. Netherlands 42-26, 3. Philippines 10-58
Group L: 1. Kazakhstan 38-20, 2. Slovakia 29-29, 3. Brazil 20-38
Group M: 1. Czech Republic 48-20, 2. Senegal 38-30, 3. Iran 16-52
Group N: 1. England 43-39, 2. Hong Kong 40-42, 3. Norway 40-42
Group O: 1. Cuba 47-23, 2. France 42-28, 3. Belgium 16-54
Group P: 1. Romania 47-23, 2. China 38-32, 3. Argentina 20-48

ROUND OF 16:
Czech Republic – Poland 25-14
Sweden – Taiwan 15-16
England – Spain 14-20
India – Italy 13-18
Romania – Hungary 15-17
Cuba – USA 8-25
Croatia – Japan 12-18
Egypt – Kazakhstan 21-12

QUARTERFINALS:
Japan – Egypt 13-19
Czech Republic – USA 15-23
Hungary – Italy 9-21
Spain – Taiwan 19-13

SEMIFINALS:
Egypt – Italy 4-29
Spain – USA 14-20

THIRD PLACE MATCH:
Egypt – Spain 5-19

FINAL:
Italy – USA 25-18

Final standings:
1. Italy, 2. USA, 3. Spain, 4. Egypt, 5. Japan, 6. Czech Republic, 7. Hungary, 8. Taiwan, 9. Poland, 10. Romania, 11. India, 12. Sweden, 13. Kazakhstan, 14. Cuba, 15. Croatia, 16. England, 17. Venezuela, 18. Netherlands, 19. France, 20. Senegal, 21. Denmark, 22. China, 23. Thailand, 24. Australia, 25. Russia, 26. Slovakia, 27. Hong Kong, 28. Norway, 29. South Korea, 30. Syria, 31. Ukraine, 32. Canada, 33. Colombia, 34. Germany, 35. Greece, 36. Iceland, 37. Portugal, 38. Brazil, 39. Morocco, 40. Mexico, 41. Turkey, 42. Argentina, 43. Sri Lanka, 44. Iran, 45. Belgium, 46. Montenegro, 47. Philippines, 48. Niger.

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