48 Hour Film Science Fiction Horror Project

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

The catch? Half of them are science fiction genres and the other half are horror themed.

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.

Sci Fi Genres: 2022 48 Hour Film Science Fiction Horror Project

Aliens / First Contact / Encounter / Invasion
Android / Cyborg / Robot / Artificial Intelligence
Apocalyptic / Post-Apocalyptic more info
Dystopia / Utopia
Future/Space Mythology
Lost World
Parallel Universe
Science Experiment Gone Wrong
Scientific Romance
Social Science Fiction
Space Opera / Space Soap Opera
Time Travel Movie more info
Video Game / VR

Horror Genres: 2022 48 Hour Film Science Fiction Horror Project

Body Horror more info
Classic Monster Horror (Vampire, Werewolf, Frankenstein)
Clown / Funhouse / Carnival / Freaks
Creepy Kid / Creepy Toy
Dark Comedy Horror
Folk Horror
Found Footage more info
Gore / Slasher / Splatter
Psychological Horror more info
Revenge Horror
Satanic / Demon Possession
Supernatural Horror more info
Undead / Zombie
Voodoo / Witchcraft

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