Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Ed or Emily Kaye, Professional Organizer Austin, Texas 2006
Peter or Penny Monkton, Linguist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
Chris or Christie Bowdoen, Former Olympic Athlete Columbus, Ohio 2016
Hilda or Harold Pineda, Elected Official Asheville, North Carolina 2012
Examples of Previous Props
apples Denver, Colorado 2013
a wallet Asheville, North Carolina 2013
a bottle of wine Dallas, Texas 2010
a greeting card Madison, Wisconsin 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I've been thinking about this for a long time. Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
There's only one way to know for sure. New Orleans, Louisiana 2012
She told me it's a secret. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
What's in the bag? I'm hungry. Dallas, Texas 2013
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.