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
Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Hunter or Harper Drakely, Health Inspector Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Art or Arlene Fuller, Loan Officer Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Rosalie or Roman Rodriguez, Tightwad Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a bracelet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
a wallet San Francisco, California 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Somebody has to take out the garbage. Indianapolis, Indiana 2014
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
"The third time's a charm." OR "The third time is a charm." Richmond, Virginia 2019
It's not what you think it is. Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
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.