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
Stan or Sarah Gibbs, Communicable Disease Specialist Houston, Texas 2007
Bob or Barbara Percival, Food Connoisseur Tampa, Florida 2008
Len or Lynn Pellaton, Factory Worker Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
Don or Donna Hastert, Plumber Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a magnet Boston, Massachusetts 2009
plant seeds Denver, Colorado 2008
sunglasses Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
a rubber band New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Hold on, let me write that down. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
Can I get a little help, please? Nashville, Tennessee 2007
I love a good challenge. Jacksonville, Florida 2010
Have you heard that today is No TV Day? Mumbai, India 2011
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.