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
Heath or Heather Torres, fitness instructor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
Christopher or Christine Cherry, Bartender Memphis, Tennessee 2013
Van or Vanessa Saskia, Carpenter Seattle, Washington 2010
Steve or Stephanie Rivera, Barista Cleveland, Ohio 2014
Examples of Previous Props
an egg Salt Lake City, Utah 2010
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
Lawn Ornament Baltimore, Maryland 2016
A spider web Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
I've looked and I can't find it. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2010
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
I think I can do it. Atlanta, Georgia 2009
I've got places to be. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
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.