You may have heard of NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month. It's a challenge where every November, participants work to write a novel, defined as 50,000 words of fiction.

You may not have heard of NaNoGenMo, National Novel Generation Month,, where participants write code to generate 50,000 words of fiction. They define "novel" very loosely:

The "novel" is defined however you want. It could be 50,000 repetitions of the word "meow". It could literally grab a random novel from Project Gutenberg. It doesn't matter, as long as it's 50k+ words.

The idea occurred to me that the same is possible for video. "Movie" even works in the abbreviation - and so now we have NaMoGenMo.

The Academy defines a feature-length film as at least 40 minutes, so that is the definition I'm using for movie. (Though this is art, so it's hard to "do it wrong" - you could elect to create any length you want. Maybe we end up with a Short Film category as well.)

I am planning to run it during November, since that is when the other two Mo's happen. It also gives time to prepare.

As with the other events, there's really only one rule - that you share at least one movie and also your source code at the end.

I have created a repo for the 2022 edition. You can use Github's issues to track progress, register your participation, ask for help, etc.

So this November, you are invited to join me in moviemaking. Break a leg.