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
Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast Buffalo, New York 2009
Eleanor or Ethan Evans, Funeral Industry Employee Amarillo, Texas 2015
Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta Boston, Massachusetts 2011
L. P. Brownstone, Local Celebrity Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a toothbrush San Antonio, Texas 2016
paint San Antonio, Texas 2008
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
Bubble Wrap Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
I hate to say I told you so. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
Who died and made you king? Greensboro, North Carolina 2015
I'm so, so, so stupid! Jacksonville, Florida 2015
I wish I had an answer for you. Dallas, Texas 2014
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.