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: 2021 48 Hour Film Science Fiction Horror Project

Android / Cyborg / Robot
Apocalyptic / Post-Apocalyptic
Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Punk
Dystopia / Utopia
First Contact / Encounter
Lost World
Military SciFi
Parallel Universe
Scientific Romance
Space Pirates/Space Ninjas

Horror Genres: 2021 48 Hour Film Science Fiction Horror Project

Creepy Kid / Creepy Toy
Curse / Prophecy
Dark Comedy Horror
Escape Room
Funhouse / Carnival / Freaks
Ghost Movie
Gore / Slasher / Splatter
Gothic / Vampire
Mad Scientist / Frankenstein
Monster / Creature Feature
Mummy or Werewolf
Satanic / Demon Possession

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