GENRES FOR YEAR 2020

Each team draws a random pair of genres at the Kick Off event. At least one of the genres or both must then be used in a film that the team will write and shoot within 48 hours in order for the film to be recognized in the competition. Here you will find a complete list of genres that you can draw this year.

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Action / Adventure

Action / Adventure

Action: A genre that throws its main characters into constant dangerous scenes such as shootouts, fights or chases.
Adventure: The protagonist of the film must leave his home and usually travel to very distant, often exotic places, where he must fulfill a goal or task.

Buddy Film

Buddy Film

Buddy films, including buddy cop films, usually have two protagonists. Regardless of other aspects of their plots (comedy, action, etc.), buddy films characteristically examine or comment on the nature of friendship.

Climate Film

Climate Film

It deals with climate change (eg global warming, etc.). It can be based on facts or fictional.

Comedy

Comedy

Comedy, no matter the plot, always ends happily. Comedy is expected to provide a humorous insight into human shortcomings.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

A coming-of-age story focuses on the growth of a protagonist from youth to adulthood ("coming of age"). Stories tend to emphasize dialogue or internal monologue over action, and are often set in the past. The subjects of stories are typically teenagers.

Dark Comedy

Dark Comedy

Is a style of comedy that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. Popular themes of the genre include death and violence, discrimination, disease, and human sexuality.

Drama

Drama

Drama as such is neither a comedy nor a tragedy, but it should be more serious than humorous. It is usually specified by a specific genre (eg criminal, political, legal, historical, domestic, drama for young people or comedy drama)

Family Film

Family Film

Is a film genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family. Family films are made for a wider appeal with a general audience in mind. Family films come in several major genres like realism, fantasy, adventure, war, musicals, comedy, and literary adaptations.

Fantasy

Fantasy

"Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes respectively, though these genres overlap. "

Film de Femme

Film de Femme

Is a film whose protagonist is a woman with strong character. It is usually specified by a specific genre.

Film Noir

Film Noir

A black-and-white film characterized by a play of lights and shadows and a specific art composition. Usually used in Hollywood crime dramas from the 40s and 50s, especially those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. They were also often referred to as melodramas.

Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

The film, whose plot deals with a situation where the protagonist gets into an environment that is completely unnatural for him. It is usually specified by a specific genre.

Food Film

Food Film

The main theme of this genre is food and man's relationship with food.

Holiday or Vacation Film

Holiday or Vacation Film

Movie from vacation or holiday. It is usually specified by a specific genre.

Horror

Horror

It is a genre of speculative fiction that is supposed to scare, earn or disgust. It creates a menacing and scary atmosphere. Horror often contains a supernatural element.

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Colloquially known as karate or kung fu films, are a subgenre of action films that feature numerous martial arts fights between characters.

Musical

Musical

Is a film genre in which songs by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters.

Mystery

Mystery

This genre revolves around solving a problem or crime. It focuses on the searcher's efforts to resolve the mysterious circumstances that accompany the situation, using clues, investigation, and clever deduction.

Politics/Social Justice

Politics/Social Justice

Covers any aspect of politics - and it does not have to be about government politics. It can be about anything from activism through elections, governing to scandals; in an organization, on the local level or on the national level.

Road Movie

Road Movie

A road movie is a film genre in which the main characters leave home on a road trip, typically altering the perspective from their everyday lives. The core theme of road movies is "rebellion against conservative social norms".

Romance

Romance

Films focused on passion, emotions and the path to love. The main characters usually face obstacles (illness, finances, inhibitions, family) or plots (tensions of everyday life, temptations) that can destroy their relationships.

Sci Fi

Sci Fi

Science fiction (or sci-fi) is a film genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena , such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements.

Silent Film

Silent Film

A silent movie can have music and sound effects. However, it must not have a dialogue or native sound (ie. the sound recorded during shooting). Each sound of the film must be created in post-production. For a talking person, you can use any sound effect, but it must not be speech.

Subculture Film

Subculture Film

A film about a group of people who maintain their own culture and customs, which makes them different from the majority cultural society to which they officially belong. E.g. hippies, goths, bikers ...

Super Hero

Super Hero

Is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes: individuals who usually possess extraordinary - generally superhuman - abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public.

Telenovala / Soap Opera

Telenovala / Soap Opera

Telenovela - tells one complete story in the span of one year (primarily Latin America) / Soap opera - Intertwined stories of the characters, told independently of the time and continuity of the story (English and American series)

Thriller / Suspense

Thriller / Suspense

Thriller - uses twists and plots to keep the viewer in constant tension / Suspense - A characteristic part of the thriller, it gives the viewer a feeling of fascination and excitement mixed with worries, expectations and tension.

Time Travel

Time Travel

Any questions? 😀 So... The film should contain: The time travel!

Tragedy

Tragedy

Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering.

Western

Western

"It usually takes place in the American Wild West in the 2nd half 19th century Figures of cowboys, outlaws, sheriffs, Indians, Mexicans, farmers, bandits, etc. appear here. It emphasizes the roughness of the wilderness. Everything is underlined by a western musical score."