Genre Drawings How It Works

Genre Requirement 48 Hour Film Project

At the Kickoff Event each team is assigned TWO genres.

There are 30 different genres—ranging from the classic (e.g., Comedy, Drama) to the more specialized (e.g., Fish Out of Water, Silent Film).  At the Kickoff Event each team will be assigned two genres - one from Group #1 and one from Group #2 as listed below. Your film must be true to one of the genres you are assigned.  It might be your team’s most difficult decision of the weekend.

You may be creative and combine genres, provided that one of your assigned genres is clearly present.  And remember: no trading with other teams!

Got it all? Well, be warned... We switch up the options each year - just to keep you on your toes!!

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Required Elements

In addition to drawing a genre, each team will be required to include an assigned character, prop and line of dialogue at the Kickoff Event.

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Combining Genres

You may combine genres (e.g., a silent comedic buddy film) - however, your official assigned genre must be clearly represented in the mix.

Adherence to Assignment

Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.


Genre Group #1: 2020 48 Hour Film Project

Superhero
Thriller / Suspense
劇情
動作/探險
喜劇
女性 more info
好朋友
家庭
幻想
恐怖
愛情片
懸疑片
時間旅行電影
科幻片
黑色喜劇

Genre Group #2: 2020 48 Hour Film Project

Climate Film
Film Noir
Food Film
Politics Film more info
Soap Opera/Telenovela
Subculture Film
Tragedy
Vacation / Holiday Film
來世
公路電影
武打
西部電影
陌生環境
音樂劇
默片 more info

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