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.

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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


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

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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