Genre Drawings How It Works

48 Hour Film Horror Project

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

The catch? They're all horror genres. Your film must be true to the genre you have selected—and no trading with other teams!

New in 2016: At the Kickoff Event you will be assigned two genres from the list below. Your team may decide which one you to use for your film. 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: 2016 48 Hour Film Horror Project

Dark Comedy Horror
Ghost Movie
Gothic / Vampire
Holiday Horror Film
Horror B-Movie
Horror Film Kids
Horror Spoof / Parody
Mad Scientist / Frankenstein
Monster / Creature Feature
Natural Horror
Psychological Horror
Sci Fi Horror
Silent Horror Film

Genre Group #2: 2016 48 Hour Film Horror Project

Android / Robot
Asylum / Insanity
Foreign Horror Film
Found Footage
Funhouse / Carnival / Freaks
Phobia & Isolation
Psychic Powers
Satanic / Demon Possession
Serial Killer
Supernatural Horror

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