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
Duncan or Denise Kerrey, Sales Clerk Chicago, Illinois 2010
Gus or Gloria Lorenz, Trade Expert San Francisco, California 2008
Reggie or Rebecca Miltonshire, Foreign Visitor Paducah, Kentucky 2016
Cooper or Caitlin O'Brien, Dog Walker Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a suitcase Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
chopsticks Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
An Egg Boston, Massachusetts 2019
a lollipop Baltimore, Maryland 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes it's a struggle. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Oh, really? Tell me more. Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
How did you know I was here? Austin, Texas 2007
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Salt Lake City, Utah 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.