At the kickoff event each team draws a genre from a hat.
Your film must be true to the genre you have selected—and no trading with other teams!
At the end of the Kickoff Event, filmmakers will be given the option to trade their genre for a random Wild Card genre - these additional genres will be randomly assigned to each city.
But be careful.. once you give up your genre, you can't get it back - even if you don't like your Wild Card option!
Got it all? Well, be warned... We switch up the options each year - just to keep you on your toes!!
Each team will be randomly assigned one of these genres.
If a team opts to give up their original genre, they will be assigned one of these genres.
In addition to drawing a genre, each team will be required to include an assigned character, prop and line of dialogue at the Kickoff Event.
You may combine genres (e.g., a silent comedic buddy film) - however, your official assigned genre must be clearly represented in the mix.
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.