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Invent the Sequel IV

By Max_LG (Oct. 11, 2020)



After three successful editions since 2013, the famous "Invent the sequel" contest is back!


For this type of competition, it is your screenwriting skills that will be put to the test. The principle of this contest is simple: from a short text (the incipit) you are free to create the rest of the story in your brickfilm. All participants therefore start on a common basis in their story. Search in your imagination for the best possible sequel and then make your brickfilm with this script.

A few simple rules will have to be respected for this contest:
  • Participation must have a minimum duration of 45 seconds out of the credits;
  • No time limit;
  • The beginning of your brickfilm must obligatorily start with the incipit;
  • Flashback" events are allowed to contextualize the story but are not the main element of the scenario. You must invent the SEQUEL;
  • The use of violence, sex, incitement to hatred, etc... will be prohibited.
The incipit of this fourth edition is:
"A person walks past a door with a "don't open" sign. He stays in front of the door for a few seconds. He hesitates. Then suddenly he approaches the door."

For this edition, the five best entries will win these great prizes.


Entries will be due before November 23rd, 2020 midnight of your time zone:

23/11/2020 00:00


It is possible to register for the contest by clicking on this LINK or in the #Invent the SEQUEL tab on the home page.

Remember that the story and the originality of the script will be the essential elements in the judges' scoring criteria.
To help you find a little inspiration, come and discover the PLAYLIST regrouping the participations of the first edition in 2013 ("You are the last man on Earth, suddenly there is a knock on the door")


If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask them as a comment!
Good luck to all!

If you are in lack of animation. Don't forget our little animation challenge "The Biggest School Trouble".


→ See the entries for the 2013 edition

→ See the announcement of the 3rd edition (2015 - in french)

→ See the contest registration form

→ See the animation challenge "The Biggest School Trouble"

Wow, this looks very interesting! Hopefully I'll have time to enter.

Cool! Hoping to enter!

Oh this sounds interesting, let's see what the idea machine has to offer...

I love the idea of this contest so much but I'm afraid we might not have time to enter but I really want to!!!!

Last edited by Bros with da Legos (oct. 12, 2020 (03:11am)).

Okay this looks really epic. I'm probably going to enter this one.

Hey @Shahriar

And one important question, is it some sort of contest and story matters or is just a simple animating challenge?

I’m still confusedIs it more like the challenges in bricksinmotion (where someone chooses an action, like jumping, then everyone create a test-like brickfilm for that and the winner chooses the next challenging action) or is it more like THAC?

The principle of this contest is to imagine the continuation of the story and then to animate it in the form of a brickfilm. It looks more like a THAC contest. Instead of a generic theme to follow as a common thread in your script, you have to start animating your brickfilm with this beginning of the story and then invent the sequel. From that moment on, your story can lead wherever you want.

@Max_LG
The principle of this contest is to imagine the continuation of the story and then to animate it in the form of a brickfilm. It looks more like a THAC contest. Instead of a generic theme to follow as a common thread in your script, you have to start animating your brickfilm with this beginning of the story and then invent the sequel. From that moment on, your story can lead wherever you want.


Thank you Max for answering. I have no problem with the idea of this contest. My confusion was about the "School Trouble" challenge. In Discord, I asked that in the same thread 'cause I saw Ferdinand also introuduced that challenge there.

Haha ok. No prob. Ferdi is right, it is very similar to the concept you already know. ^^

So does the very first thing in our film have to be the incipit, or can we have a little bit of dialogue before that?

@Bros with da LegosSo does the very first thing in our film have to be the incipit, or can we have a little bit of dialogue before that?
You can add a small dialog (e.g. two people walking in a corridor, discuss a few words. One leaves, the other stays in front of the door). If you need more time before the incipit you can do it using a "flash back" later in the story. But make sure it is useful for the plot of your story.

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