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
Charles or Charlotte Braun, Thief Jacksonville, Florida 2007
Jake or Jane Gravenstein, Wellness Practitioner Portland, Oregon 2008
Ellie or Ethan St. John, President New York, New York 2010
Fred or Frida Keeting, Union Boss Seattle, Washington 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a broom Savannah, Georgia 2012
sunglasses Atlanta, Georgia 2018
A Jar Orlando, Florida 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
Why does everyone always say that? Austin, Texas 2010
When do you expect her? New York, New York 2013
That's not the way I see it. Orlando, Florida 2015
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.