Genre Drawings How It Works

Genre Requirement 48 Hour Film Project

At the Kickoff Event each team draws TWO genres from a hat.

At the Kickoff Event each team will be assigned two genres - one from Group #1 and one from Group #2 as listed below. Your team may decide which one to use for your film. For years we've had everyone's favorite pairing Musical or Western, but now each and every genre will be paired.

With this change, the Wild Card option has been eliminated. Your film must be true to one of the genres you have selected — and 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: 2019 48 Hour Film Project

School Film
Thriller / Suspense
偵探 / 警察
劇情
動作/探險
喜劇
女性 more info
幻想
恐怖
愛情片
懸疑片
科幻片
西部電影
音樂劇
黑色喜劇

Genre Group #2: 2019 48 Hour Film Project

Climate Film
Generation Gap
Mockumentary
Politics Film more info
Spy / Espionage
Vacation / Holiday Film
公路電影
動物
好朋友
家庭
時代樂章
陌生環境
體育電影
鬧劇
默片 more info

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