At this point, maybe just let people vote for whatever they want? Everyone just has to keep in mind that certain things are not universally considered to be part of the genre and that will hurt its chances of showing up ... not an ideal solution, but with something as tricky as genre classifications, there's not much else you can do.
I'm just waiting to see if any more discussion surfaces or if any other contested films are put forth before I vote, but like DeepArcher said if the worst comes to the worst people will just vote how they want and more borderline entries simply won't have much support. Personally speaking, if the consensus is that Star Wars should be ineligible I have no problem excluding it from my ballot. But it would be nice if people voted in an systematic way like they do in the AMARA threads. Like I said I'll vote in a day or two and hopefully others will too.
This seems to be pretty resolved as being a free for all, but I'll share thoughts on a few things.
Anything with fictionalized space travel, whether it be Star Trek or Star Wars, or something set in the "real world" like Gravity, seems like it counts. It may not necessarily be hard sci-fi, but it falls under the umbrella.
The area where I'm a little dicey on it is movies that are pretty much like the normal modern world except for one technological element at the center of the plot (i.e Eternal Sunshine, Clockwork Orange, most superhero movies). I just don't really think of those as sci-fi in my head, but I don't really care whether they're eligible or not, I just won't vote for them. Letting people vote how they want is probably the best approach and if you get some really strange borderline picks we can always discuss those on a case by case basis.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Dec 9, 2018 22:49:59 GMT
Sci-Fi Star Wars Gravity Back To The Future Her Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind The Thing Videodrome The Fly Under The Skin A Clockwork Orange Brazil Children Of Men Never Let Me Go The Matrix Cloud Atlas 28 Days Later Avatar Seconds Stalker
Not Sci-Fi (excluding superhero films because they've become their own genre) X-Men Captain America Iron Man Spider-Man The Incredible Hulk The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Yeah, I will say I definitely didn't expect Star Wars of all things to be almost universally considered NOT science-fiction... so... I guess just leave it up to peoples' interpretations and we shall tell in the actual presentation whether the majority thinks something is or isn't I guess. Either way, here's my breakdown from your list:
SCI-FI Star Wars Gravity Back To The Future Her Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind Videodrome The Thing The Fly Under The Skin Children of Men Never Let Me Go The Matrix Avatar
NOT SCI-FI X-Men Captain America Iron Man Spider-Man The Incredible Hulk A Clockwork Orange Cloud Atlas 28 Days Later
NOT SEEN 2046 Brazil The Rocky Horror Picture Show Seconds Stalker