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
Lloyd or Laurie Tantallon, Unpublished Author Buffalo, New York 2017
Allen or Alicia Redstone, cable repair person Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Richard or Rachel Andreus, Foreman/Crew Leader Houston, Texas 2014
Dan or Dani Tildenson, Window Washer Cincinnati, Ohio 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a notebook New York, New York 2012
a greeting card Madison, Wisconsin 2008
earphones or ear buds Nashville, Tennessee 2016
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't think you're supposed to hold it like that. San Francisco, California 2013
“Try it. What have you got to lose?” Columbus, Ohio 2015
When will she be here? Atlanta, Georgia 2011
?Keep that thing away from me.? San Antonio, Texas 2007
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.