CineTV Contest: Foreign Cinema

in CineTV4 months ago (edited)

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Welcome to CineTv periodic contest.

The last contest was a tremendous success! We got to read some great recollections from people of many ages and it was a blast!

We've selected the winners and the associated post can be found here.

CineTV Contest: Memories | Results and Winners

1000 CINE COINS have been transferred to the winners.

  • 1ST Place — 500 CINE

dagger212 — Long Summer Nights and My First Drive-In

  • 2ND Place — 300 CINE

mafalda2018 — ¡Zorro, Zorro! , my first love!

  • 3RD Place — 200 CINE

surrealfia — Childhood in a nutshell

Congrats! Great entries!

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And now, we're launching the second contest. Foreign cinema.

We all watch films in our native languages and also films made in our second language.

But the world of cinema is vast and there are numerous prolific film industries around the world.

Naturally, we have hardly any intimacy with them. But it doesn't have to be so. We should also see films from all around the world.

I understand the reluctance

The language barrier is quite intimidating, but as someone who has seen films from every industry, let me assure you, once you start watching them, soon you won't notice the language difference at all! Cinema is a visual art form after all!

True, reading the subtitle takes some practice, but consider this —
There are gems in every industry, we're only doing us a great disservice by not trying them out!

Now, what is foreign might be subjective.
If you're from the US, anything made out of the US is foreign to you.
But it's not that simple in other cases as people from all over the world have some basic understanding of English and watch Hollywood stuff. For example, I know for a fact, many south Asians think of European cinema when they think foreign, not Hollywood.

The point is, you only know what is foreign to you, so it's up to you what you choose!

Contest #2: Foreign Cinema

Write about your unforgettable experience with a foreign language cinema (or TV etc).

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Winners and prizes

This contest will have 3 winners and 1000 CINE in prizes, sponsored by @notacinephile and @zayedsakib. They will be distributed as follows.

  • 1ST Place — 500 CINE
  • 2ND Place — 300 CINE
  • 3RD Place — 200 CINE

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  • You have to post from our frontend
  • The entries should be written only in English (manual translation is okay, however auto-translation using an automatic machine like deepL will not be accepted.)
  • Entries should contain at least 350 words.
  • The post title should include [CineTV Contest: Foreign Cinema]". For example, [CineTV Contest: Foreign Cinema] Your Title Here.
  • Use #cinetvcontest among your tags.
  • Include a link to this post somewhere in your entry.
  • Put down a comment with the link of your entry on this post below.


  • The deadline is 28th June 2021, 11:59 PM, UTC time.

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Evaluation and Some Tips

  • Posts containing only the plot will be disregarded.

  • You can use these prompts as a helping hand but you're free to go however you want.
    ► The language barrier and how did you conquer it.
    ► What you loved or hated about it (movie, tv, etc).
    ► What is the prime difference in comparison to your native cinema.
    ► What part of it you found most interesting.
    ► Any particular perks of the foreign film that you don't see in your native cinema.
    ► The difference in the Filmmaking process the foreign cinema incorporates.

  • You're free to include multiple films/shows in your entry.

  • There's no need to be mechanical. Write with a free hand. We might overlook if you forget to do a step or two stated in the rules (except the first one).

  • We'll evaluate the posts based on the writing quality, title selection, sincerity, and faithfulness to the spirit of the contest.
  • The winners will be announced on 2nd July and new contest will be announced promptly.

Happy Writing then! Blog on!

The cover photo is edited in photoshop.

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This is gonna be great! Ideas are already popping into my mind. ;)

@hranhuk @paulo.sar @thomashnblum @vempromundo @aiuna @fireguardian @tfranzini @vcorioh @felipesherlock @caroline.muller


Opa! Já tenho algumas também!
Valeu pelo aviso


Sou ruim para isso haha

Hi there @wiseagent, love to see you calling for more participants into the contest <3 and @notacinephile you sure pull a good number with this one, you made me bring our the big guns :D

Here is my entry, <3 hope you like it, and @wiseagent next time tag me pls xD, I found the contest by chance and luck :) if someone who is more engaging with this comunity give me a warning I would have maded more than this small post :)

Thank you all for participating, congrats to the past winners, and have a great day tomorrow <3

Ah Bergman! Nice pick! 😃

Next time... I'm gonna put you in the list, @jesustiano.

Next time im gonna pull a rabbit out of my hat and win the contest XD

Hey everyone, here is my entry for the contest. I chose one of the works that Brazilian cinema could bring us, an exquisite film that plans the rawness and reality through it.

I consider Asian productions very foreign to me but in the past couple of years I have started to really enjoy the anime genre. One of the best anime films I have watched is Your Name, so I figured it was a good idea to write about it. Hope I can convince some readers to give a watch to this film :P

Ohh this is a tough one, as all I watch now are foreign movies (excluding Hollywood) and thank you again



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I really like this community, but I find it an act of exclusion that only posts from native English speakers are allowed, when some translators do an amazing job and I as an English student make them look more natural.

Hopefully You all will decide to be more inclusive, in the meantime I'm afraid I won't be uploading content to Cinetv.

I think you misunderstood. Translated posts are fine as long as the author wrote it and translated it himself/herself manually— and did not use any automated app or bot like deepl.

Also writing the post in English, being a non-native speaker, is also perfectly fine.

I'm not a native English speaker, by the way.

I was unclear about that rule too. Maybe it needs to be reworded.

reworded. 😇

Thank you! You're awesome.

Today I found some time to participate in the contest. Thanks for this wonderful contest. Below is my entry.

Perhaps Kim Ki Duk's best film. Cheers!

Hello, this is my entry i hope you like it Die Welle

Thanks for the info. i interested doing it .

Good luck and will look forward to reading your post.

And here I am... click

This is my entry to the contest. Wish good luck to everyone

@notacinephile suggested that I enter my post in the foreign cinema contest (sorry it's late).

I hope that i did this correctly LOL (I tried to edit the title)