Film Categories

Film Categories

Action

An action/adventure film will usually deal with a character on a quest or mission. During this quest, obstacles are met and overcome. The story is enhanced with scenes that contain well choreographed sequences of high-paced action.

Animation

Animated Films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame (stop-frame cinematography)

Comedy

These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect.

Documentary 

Nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

Drama

Serious presentations or stories with settings or life situations that portray realistic characters in conflict with either themselves, others, or forces of nature.

Horror/Sci-Fi 

A Horror/Sci-Fi  film deals with situations that can sometimes be scary or make the audience feel a sense of uneasiness. Horror/Sci-Fi also includes things such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel.

Musical

Songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.