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
Big T or Tina Briggsy, Contractor Tampa, Florida 2017
Jake or Jane Clark, Student Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Virgil or Vanna Gerbens, Uncle/Aunt Denver, Colorado 2013
Nick or Nicole Nelson, Pizza Restaurant Employee Fargo, North Dakota 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a trophy Cleveland, Ohio 2014
a blender Nashville, Tennessee 2012
an onion Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
a pillow Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Why did I listen to you? Paducah, Kentucky 2015
"I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine." OR "I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine." San Antonio, Texas 2017
Nevermind. I'll ask someone else. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2012
Watch and learn. Richmond, Virginia 2016
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.