Camp Kuleshov 2015


1. Select one of the 27 films and cut a trailer no longer than :90 seconds which promotes the film as a picture of a different genre or by a different director. Choose the genre/director from the list below. For example, Serial Mom (1994) as a Musical or Casablanca (1942) as a Quentin Tarantino film.
2. Select TWO films and cut a trailer no longer than :90 seconds which promotes the 'mashed up' films as a picture of a third genre. For example, combine Marathon Man (1976) with Twister (1996) and promote it as a Screwball Comedy.

Please also reference the FAQ's for specific requirements in your category.

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)Directed by Francois Truffaut
Twister (1996)Disaster Film
Daredevil (2003)Super-Hero
Pulp Fiction (1994)Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Marathon Man (1976)Thriller
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)Fantasy
Serial Mom (1994)Directed by John Waters
The Seven Year Itch (1955)Romantic Comedy
Casablanca (1942)Propaganda Film
Attack of The 50 Foot Woman (1958)50's Science Fiction
Weird Science (1985)Directed by John Hughes
Rocky (1976 - 2006)
* Any or all inc. Rocky Balboa
Inspirational Underdog Film
They Live (1988)Horror
Bringing Up Baby (1938)Screwball Comedy
Tommy (1975)Musical
La Femme Nikita (1990)Foreign Film
Un Chien Andalou (1929)Directed by Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)Documentary
The Bicycle Thief (Thieves) (1948)Italian Neorealism
Tootsie (1982)Comedy
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)Directed by Wes Anderson
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)Love Story/Romance
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)Amnesia/Mistaken Identity Film
Point Break (1991)Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Myra Breckinridge (1970)Cult Classic/Midnight Movie
OR Office Space (1999)
OR The Room (2003)


Take any continuous section - up to, but not over 90 seconds - from:
Safety Last (1923)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
L'Atalante (1934)
Star Wars (1977)
Psycho (1960)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Mel Brooks' Silent Movie (1976)
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
and Sound Design it. For silent films, you must eliminate all existing sound and recreate it. For sound films, you can eliminate all sound, or choose to maintain original dialogue only. In all cases, sound effects and music must be removed and recreated. If dialogue is removed, it can be recreated and dubbed using the original script, or a newly written script.

Please also reference the FAQ's for specific requirements in your category.


Take any film from below:
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Matrix (1999)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Donnie Darko (2001)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2007)
Haywire (2011)
Eraserhead (1977)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Brazil (1985)
and create a title sequence, :90 seconds or less, that creatively reflects your interpretation of the film. The films above have no extensive title sequence, so your task is to create an opening that reflects the movie that follows. You are NOT changing the genre, but you could place the movie in a different space based on your inspiration. Picture can be drawn from the film, or wholly created by you. Sound is up to you (music, sound effects and dialogue) - it can be, but doesn't have to be from the film.

Please also reference the FAQ's for specific requirements in your category.


For Trailers:
  • It must be an advertisement which promotes and sells the "film". Simply telling a story is not sufficient.
  • Your trailer must not exceed :90 seconds AND must switch genres or directors.
  • If your entry does not meet these criteria, it will be disqualified no matter how good the work.
For Audio Sound Design:
  • The piece must be no more than 90 consecutive seconds, in stereo or mono, accompanied by picture from the film.
  • SILENT FILMS: All sound must be replaced.
  • SOUND FILMS: You can choose to keep dialogue only, or replace.
For Title Sequences:
  • The piece should not exceed 90 seconds.
  • It is YOUR interpretation of the film, you are NOT flipping the genre.
  • You can use anything from the film you picked, or create anything that you choose for the sequence.
  • Music and/or sound can be from the film, or you can use anything from outside the film that works for your sequence.


To be eligible, you must be a full-time assistant editor, assistant audio engineer or graphics assistant at an AICE member company or a freelance assistant editor, assistant audio engineer or graphics assistant sponsored by an AICE member company. Entrant must be the sole author of their work.


Deadline for entries has been extended! Final deadline will be Monday, September 28th, 2015.
The Camp Kuleshov Show and Awards Presentation will be held in your local chapter during the last two weeks of October 2015 - more details coming soon!



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