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
Buddy or Belle Edwards, Truck Driver Denver, Colorado 2006
Luke or Linda Turlington, Voice Over Artist San Francisco, California 2019
Tony or Toni Cabella, Attorney Providence, Rhode Island 2019
Ben or Belinda Cartrell, Artist Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a roll of toilet paper Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
headphones Cleveland, Ohio 2011
A Jar Orlando, Florida 2017
a glass Paducah, Kentucky 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Just give her time to figure it out.? Baltimore, Maryland 2006
"That's a good question. A very good question." OR "That is a good question. A very good question." San Francisco, California 2017
If you thought today was bad, just wait until tomorrow. Cleveland, Ohio 2018
I wish I knew. I wish I knew. Savannah, Georgia 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.