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
Sidney or Cynthia Vintia, Meteorologist Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Matt or Maggie Moreland, Chef New Haven, Connecticut 2011
Ian or Ilene Jeffers, Recycling Expert San Jose, California 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a hair dryer Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
toilet paper Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
a can opener Madison, Wisconsin 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
That's what I'm talking about. Los Angeles, California 2014
Let's take it from the top. Kansas City, Missouri 2013
A deal is a deal. Providence, Rhode Island 2014
What do you mean, 'we?re out of it'? Atlanta, Georgia 2008
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.