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Easy scheduling for regular film nights

Project description


Simplify film selection for regular film nights. Participants can:

  • Add films
  • Vote for films
  • Declare absences
  • See the schedule which takes into account votes and absences

Admins can set the schedule of film nights.

This is a simple WSGI Web Application. The back-end is Django, and the front-end is dynamic HTML served by Django (no JavaScript is used).


  1. poetry install to set-up the virtualenv (one-off)
  2. poetry run ./src/ migrate to set-up the local DB (one-off)
  3. poetry run ./src/ runserver_plus
  4. bin/fix, bin/check and bin/test before committing


Pull requests are welcome :)

TODO: Fix dependency on bbfcapi to be bbfcapi[apis] and remove direct dependency on pyhumps.


This application is published on PyPi.

  1. Ensure you have configured the PyPi repository with Poetry (one-off)
  2. Add the release notes in this
  3. poetry version minor to bump the major/minor/patch version
  4. Also bump version in vote4film/
  5. poetry publish --build to release

To publish to the test repository:

  1. Ensure you have configured the Test PyPi repository with Poetry (one-off)
  2. poetry publish --build -r testpypi to upload to the test repository


Unfortunately, I will not provide detailed guidance for production deployment.

Some general tips:

  • Create a virtualenv, e.g. in ~/virtualenv
  • Install with pip install vote4film[postgres]
  • Write the configuration at ~/.config/vote4film/local.env
  • Use Postgres as the database
  • Use Nginx/uWSGI to to serve the site (with HTTPS)
  • Run Django management commands using ./virtualenv/bin/manage




v1.7.5 - 2022-03-29

  • [SECURITY] Fix security vulnerability in underlying dependencies
  • Update Django dependency to the next long-term support release

v1.7.4 - 2022-03-25

  • Fix film cards where the runtime is unknown
  • Extend the lifetime of logged-in sessions to one year

v1.7.3 - 2021-06-05

  • [SECURITY] Fix security vulnerability in underlying dependencies
  • Fix adding films where rating is missing
  • Lazily load film card images

v1.7.2 - 2021-03-04

  • Fix getting age rating from BBFC
  • Upgrade dependencies

v1.7.1 - 2021-02-20

  • Add colour to system status bar at the top on iOS Safari
  • Fix vote symbols across different web browsers
  • Reduce page loading times

v1.7.0 - 2021-01-26

  • Add share button to tell people about the next event
  • Add login page
  • Fix webmanifest link on mobile web app
  • Increase size of film posters on larger displays
  • Prettify next event date heading

v1.6.0 - 2021-01-24

  • Treat users with unknown presence as being absent for the event
  • Add link to edit films on film cards
  • Add button to refresh film information
  • Fix colours on film cards

v1.5.8 - 2021-01-17

  • [SECURITY] Fix security vulnerability in underlying dependencies
  • Fix linking to films on BBFC's website
  • Fix retrieving age rating from BBFC

v1.5.7 - 2020-11-08

  • [SECURITY] Fix security vulnerability in underlying dependencies
  • Fix vendored YouTube icon being hidden by adblockers
  • Fix missing BBFC age rating symbols
  • Fix failing to log correct error when adding films

v1.5.6 - 2020-09-20

  • Fix parsing omdb film rating when it is missing
  • Add search to the admin page for films
  • Stop content reflow on film cards
  • Stop BBFC icon downloads redirecting
  • Replace external YouTube icon with a local SVG
  • Log more information to Sentry (if enabled)

v1.5.5 - 2020-06-20

  • [SECURITY] Fix security vulnerability in underlying dependencies
  • Add website favicon
  • Fix parsing "PG" age rating

v1.5.4 - 2020-05-29

  • Fix missing icons on upcoming and add film pages (use fontawesome)

v1.5.3 - 2020-05-02

  • Add "update film" link when editing a film
  • Add redirects after editing a film
  • Miscellaneous UI tweaks
  • Add support for "G" age rating on IMDB
  • Fix initial choice on the calender not matching the user's previous choice
  • Add option for Sentry's trace sample rate

v1.5.2 - 2020-04-04

  • Fix link to calender when there is no upcoming event

v1.5.1 - 2020-04-04

  • Fix call-to-action flow for the upcoming page

v1.5.0 - 2020-04-04

  • Overhaul user interface
  • Enable additional Sentry features including tracing

v1.4.0 - 2020-03-22

  • Allow users to change their vote
  • Redirect the user to the schedule after registering for the event
  • Hide upcoming film until the user has voted for all films
  • Add actually usable admin interface
  • Add optional Sentry integration

v1.3.0 - 2020-03-22

  • Fix error adding film when age rating on IMDB/OMDB is "N/A"
  • Add BBFC age ratings

v1.2.3 - 2020-02-01

  • Redirect to upcoming schedule after voting for every film
  • Fix HTTP 500 error when on schedule page without registering for the event

v1.2.2 - 2019-12-05

  • Fix HTTP 500 error when adding a film that was already added (again)
  • Highlight calender and vote links when there is a user action to take
  • Pick the oldest added film for upcoming when scores are a draw

v1.2.1 - 2019-11-21

  • Remove "film is not available" from the voting page
  • Remove "vote for this film" from the voting page
  • Fix the upcoming page asking absent users to register on calender

v1.2.0 - 2019-11-21

  • Fix ranking films with zero votes as number one
  • Hide upcoming film until the user has registered for the next event
  • Clarify what will happen when adding a film by giving the user more choices
  • Fix HTTP 500 error when adding a film that was already added
  • Hide a film's votes from the user until they have voted

v1.1.0 - 2019/11/16

  • Show the register of present/absent users for upcoming films
  • Fix not highlighting films that are not available to be watched
  • Fix parsing of "Not Rated" age ratings resulting in an error

v1.0.9 - 2019/11/13

  • Actually let's not be too dumb about packaging

v1.0.8 - 2019/11/13

  • Rename management command from vote4film to manage
  • Stop trying to be smart about packaging

v1.0.7 - 2019/11/13

  • The same fixes as v1.0.6 but for real this time

v1.0.6 - 2019/11/13

  • Fix url patterns for internal apps in installed environment
  • Fix missing template files in PyPi package (so typical!)

v1.0.5 - 2019/11/12

  • Add optional postgres support, e.g. pip install vote4film[postgres]

v1.0.4 - 2019/11/12

  • Fix bug loading config from XDG config home (sigh)
  • Fix django-extensions being missed from dependencies

v1.0.3 - 2019/11/12

  • Fix config sub-directory used in XDG config home

v1.0.2 - 2019/11/12

  • Load configuration from XDG config home

v1.0.1 - 2019/11/10

  • First release of Vote4Film

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