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
Andrea or Andrew Jiblox, Bride or Groom Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
Peter or Penny Dupree, Car Salesperson Jacksonville, Florida 2009
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
A hat--not a baseball cap Kansas City, Missouri 2017
a wallet Paducah, Kentucky 2015
a child's block Austin, Texas 2008
a brush Memphis, Tennessee 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Let's take it from the top. Kansas City, Missouri 2013
I can't believe you said that. Seattle, Washington 2010
That's why I don't trust her anymore. Boston, Massachusetts 2006
I can't believe it. or I cannot believe it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
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.