The Sims Mannequin Challenge

Those of you who have been around SimsFilmFest for a while know that in the past there have been mini challenges of sorts that we have done and featured during the festival. One season we did 5 Facts where you did a video and listed 5* facts about yourself …

… and another season we did Happy In* set to Happy by Pharrell Williams …


This season we are bringing back the mini challenge with …


What is the Mannequin Challenge? The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded, usually with the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background.

This should be easy enough to do in The Sims, right? So let’s do this.


The Rules:

  • We will start accepting your videos on January 1 when SimsFilmFest season officially starts.
  • All videos will make their way to the front page of the SimsFilmFest website in the video area.
  • Open to all versions of The Sims.
  • Be creative!
  • Videos don’t need to be more than a minute or two long but the length is up to you.
  • You do not have to use the Black Beatles but if you want to it can be downloaded here.
  • Video deadline is April 1.
  • This challenge is just for fun and no awards will be given (this could change if we get 7,523,951,854 messages and emails asking for awards for it).
  • Have fun!


*RomerJon’s videos were picked as examples only because they were the first ones I came across.

Written by: Jorgha Haq

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