the fall film challenge

the first rule about film challenge: you do not change your film choices.

not after the thing’s started, anyway. 

begins one minute past twelve a.m. september first / concludes midnight november thirtieth. you may NOT use a film you have already seen, even in part (excluding trailers), for this challenge. all films MUST be new to you. each film chosen for the challenge may be used ONLY ONCE, i.e. a film used for the adolescence category may not be used for the character’s rebirth or rite of passage one as well. all films selected for the challenge MUST have a page on the internet movie database. films can be viewed in the theater or at home, but all films must have (had) a theatrical release; made-for-television movies are not eligible.

the first three people to complete the challenge prior to november thirtieth will each receive a redbox gift card valued at twenty dollars. the one person to accumulate the most points at the contest’s conclusion will receive an amazon gift card valued at fifty dollars. each film is valued at ten points, yielding a total points of two hundred fifty. details of a bonus round will be revealed october fifteenth. 

to be eligible for prizes, you MUST be a member of the fall film challenge facebook group. once you have joined and chosen your films to fit the below categories, post your list to the page. changes may NOT be made to the list after the challenge begins september first, so choose wisely.

one. about adolescence.
two. about a character’s rebirth or rite of passage
three. about a comic book character.
four. shot or set in washington, d.c.
five. set in an academic environment
six. about failure.
seven. about a man vs. god or gods.
eight. about a man vs. himself.
nine. about an invention or an ingenuous individual.
ten. set in a jail or prison.
eleven. about a dog.
twelve. about loss.
thirteen. about man vs. man.
fourteen. about man vs. nature.
fifteen. one that has a monster or monstrous individual.
sixteen. shot or set in pennsylvania.
seventeen. about a character’s quest of some kind.
eighteen. about a character who goes from rags to riches.
nineteen. about a man. vs. society.
twenty. originally released in the thirties.
twenty-one. about undesirable individuals or elements.
twenty-two. about a voyage and return.
twenty-three. about wizards or witchcraft.
twenty-four. originally released in the sixties.
twenty-five. about a yearning or obsession.

helpful links:
the fifty greatest teen movies.
wikipedia – category: films shot in washington, dc.
wikipedia – category: films set in washington, d.c.
twenty movies every educator should see.
fifty inspiring films you should show your students.
wikipedia – category: prison films.
the fifty scariest monsters in movie history.
wikipedia – category: films set in pennsylvania.
imdb: most popular feature films released nineteen thirty to thirty-nine.
imdb: most popular feature films released sixty to sixty-nine.

2 responses to “the fall film challenge”

  1. YAY I had so much fun last year, excited to do this again. I still don't have facebook but I'll do it anyway and I should have my blog post up on Friday 🙂

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