Genre Drawings How It Works

Genre Requirement 48 Hour Film Project

At the kickoff event each team draws a genre from a hat.

Your film must be true to the genre you have selected—and no trading with other teams!

At the end of the Kickoff Event, filmmakers will be given the option to trade their genre for a random Wild Card genre - these additional genres will be randomly assigned to each city.

But be careful.. once you give up your genre, you can't get it back - even if you don't like your Wild Card option!

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

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Official Genres: 2015 48 Hour Film Project

Buddy Film
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Detective/Cop
Drama
Fantasy
Film de Femme
Fish Out of Water
Holiday Film
Horror
Musical or Western
Romance
Sci Fi
Thriller/Suspense

Wild Card Genres: 2015 48 Hour Film Project

Action/Adventure
Coming of Age
Espionage
Family Film
Inspirational Film
Mockumentary
Period Piece
Superhero

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.

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