Genre: Buddy Comedy
The films entered into the 2018 challenge must be in the genre of buddy comedy. Some examples include: “Pitch Perfect”, “The Heat”, “The Hang Over”, “Turner and Hooch”, “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Superbad”, “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion”, “Sideways”, “The Trip”, “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”, “Hot Fuzz”, “Men In Black”, “Dumb and Dumber”, “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”, “Tommy Boy”, “Step Brothers”, “Some Like It Hot”, “The Blues Brothers”, “Planes Trains and Automobiles”, “48 Hours”, “Frozen”, “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Twins”
Setting: an apartment/house, a recreational area such as a park, a backyard, a garage, a warehouse, a storage room
Your film does not have to take place exclusively within the locations above, but the main action of the film must take place in at least one of these settings.
Story Elements: a hat, coffee cup, watch or clock, glasses, a journal, keys, a ring
Filmmakers must incorporate at least two of these items in their films.
Theme/Motif: Films must utilize one of the following themes:
Theme Option 1: Rivalry
Are you competing against someone in your life? Did someone new enter your life via work, school, your team, or group of friends? Is there a competition within your family? Do you find yourself teaming up with a friend, co-worker, partner or family member to achieve a goal or to stay relevant? How were you able to deal it? How did the people around you deal with it? This theme will explore competition.
Theme Option 2: An Unlikely couple
Do you find yourself suddenly paired up with someone who looks or acts different from you? Are you suddenly working in a new group? Are you a fish out of water? Do you have a new boss, or did you just become someone’s boss? This theme will explore conflict that arises when you are forced to work or interact with someone new.
Theme Option 3: Dynamic Duo
Do you find yourself interacting with one person often? If so how are you the same and how are you different? This theme will explore how you are different from your partner and how these differences result in your success or failure.
All films must be between 3-5 minutes in length not including the credits. If the addition of the credits put the film over 5 minutes, that is acceptable.
All entries must be uploaded as downloadable Vimeo files and linked to FilmFreeway by 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Winners will be announced on or before Thursday, May 10, 2018.
We can’t wait to see your films!