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
Kate or Kyle Jackson, Valet Paducah, Kentucky 2009
Jacob or Jasmine Alexander, Chef or Cook Houston, Texas 2012
Jacqueline or Jeremiah Jones, Teacher Boston, Massachusetts 2014
Jake or Jane Gravenstein, Wellness Practitioner Portland, Oregon 2008
Examples of Previous Props
an egg Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
a three-ring binder Louisville, Kentucky 2009
a rake Kansas City, Missouri 2008
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
He's been around a time or two. Houston, Texas 2008
That's exactly what she said. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
If you want me, you know where to find me. Baltimore, Maryland 2012
What's in the bag? I'm hungry. Dallas, Texas 2013
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.