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
Marvin or Melissa Garren, Organic Farmer Paducah, Kentucky 2013
Ted or Tess Brookings, Building Contractor Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
Shorty or Sharon Cook, politician New Hampshire 2011
Ryan or Rita Coccinelle, Entomologist Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
Examples of Previous Props
headphones Cleveland, Ohio 2011
a lamp Tampa, Florida 2018
headphones/earbuds New York, New York 2016
a book end Portland, Maine 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Do you think you can do it? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
It's just like my mother always said. Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
From now on, I call the shots. Inland Empire, California 2012
Why did you do that? Los Angeles, California 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.