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
Mitch or Michelle Stockridge, Chef Jacksonville, Florida 2015
Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer Houston, Texas 2011
Trip or Trish Gomez, Retired Circus Performer Denver, Colorado 2015
Deborah or Donald Gordon, Celebrity Chef Kansas City, Missouri 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a bandage Phoenix, Arizona 2007
a lamp Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
a melon Providence, Rhode Island 2016
a glass Kansas City, Missouri 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Do I know you? Memphis, Tennessee 2012
Try it. What have you got to lose? New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
I want to do it myself. Kansas City, Missouri 2015
"Is this all you've got?" OR "Is this all you have got?" New York, New York 2018
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.