Fall 2006 Prompt

*****  Below is the Prompt for the Fall 2006 50 Hour Film Contest ******

Your Prop: A flashlight.

This prop must be visible in the movie.

Your Character:  A friend who continually one ups everyone else. (S/he
needs to get the last word, tell the best story, or in some way
obviously need to try to out-do others in some way.)

This character’s attributes must be physically acted out by an actor in the film.  The audience/judges must realize that the actor is the character described. These attributes/traits can’t be only talked about by characters and then not acted out.

Your Dialogue:

“Did you see that?”

“I got this/these/it at a yard sale (garage sale / flea market).”

“Seen any good movies lately?”

“Can I get a ride?”

“I am/will be grounded.”

“I need (some) help.”

You must use five of the six lines above! This dialogue must be kept in
intact sentences, but the order, the timing or usage of those sentences
is entirely up to your group. These five sentences MUST be able to be
heard clearly in the final movie.

Your Genre: Science-Fiction

Definition: Science fiction (often called sci-fi) is a popular genre of fiction in which the narrative world differs from our own present or historical reality in at least one significant way. This difference may be technological, physical, historical, sociological, philosophical, metaphysical, etc, but not magical.

Science fiction films have often been used to provide social commentary on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues, such as “what makes us human.” examples, Bladerunner, Minority Report etc.


We want to remind the groups that we do not want to see graphic violence in these films. If we see a film that portrays graphic violence or inappropriate content it will be disqualified from judging or viewing.

We are incredibly lucky to have many judges this year that are industry professionals located all over the United States so make sure your films represent yourselves and us well.

If you have any questions or concerns about content send me an email and I will try to guide you further. I will send another email out tomorrow detailing what needs to be handed/mailed in on monday.


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