Starting as a simple way to expand my film knowledge, the Square Eyes For Shelter: 250 film challenge is simply a challenge to watch 250 films in 2016. That is an average of 21 films a month, or 5 films a week or a film every 1.48 days. As the challenge is taking some considerable time commitment on my part (around 500 hours which is over 20 days!) I thought I would ask the kind reader/viewer folk to join in by throwing a few quid the way of my chosen charity, Shelter.
Any level of sponsorship will of course be gratefully accepted and if people are willing to donate just a penny per film (£2.50 total), then I would easily smash my target, but please be as generous as you can. You can donate via the challenge’s dedicated Just Giving page.
As an added incentive, if you donate £5 or more you can name a film for me to watch. If you want to torture me with a weepy or a rom com, treat me with a Stallone action-fest or simply have me watch your favourite film then just add the film to the commentary on your donation and I will make sure I include it.
Here are the rules that I will be sticking to for the challenge:
- The films must be watched in full, part watched films do not count
- The films can be new or old and from any genre (including documentary and non-fiction), but feature length TV episodes do not count.
- Watching films that have been seen before is fine, but repeat watches of the same film do not count (this is 250 films, not 250 watches)
Thanks for your support – Gordon Sinclair.