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
Duncan or Denise Kerrey, Sales Clerk Chicago, Illinois 2010
Jason or Jacinda Calmes, Know-It-All Houston, Texas 2017
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Tyler or Taylor Veith, Matchmaker Hampton Roads, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a rubber band Des Moines, Iowa 2017
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
bubble wrap Tampa, Florida 2013
a chair Inland Empire, California 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
"You're not from around here, are you?" OR "You are not from around here, are you?" Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Who said that? Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
That's exactly what she said. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
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.