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
Alan or Alma Roberts, Fashion Designer Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Ed or Emma Butler, Travel Agent Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
Art or Arlene Fuller, Loan Officer Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Joey or Joy Treehorn, Real Estate Agent Paducah, Kentucky 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A bucket Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
a roll of tape Baltimore, Maryland 2015
a frisbee Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
a towel Saint Louis, Missouri 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Give me that. You don't know how to use it. Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
We need to get going. Providence, Rhode Island 2012
That's not what they had in mind. Portland, Oregon 2013
Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep. Cleveland, Ohio 2017
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.