State of Genre: Are We "Elevated" Enough Yet?


Such terms as elevated genre or 'Post-horror seem to be a new trend in independent films but is in fact a natural evolution of the genre market. Past films as CAT PEOPLE (1942) or BODY SNATCHERS (1954) already showed the creative and commercial potential of giving films a fantastic ‘twist’, foreshadowing recent success such as GET OUT (2017) and RAW (2017). Genre expanded to include horror, action, drama or comedy, creating a very exciting space for filmmakers. But is there a future for GENRE?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate