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
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Jerry or Jenny J. Jeeps, Plumber Dallas, Texas 2012
Tom or Tina Goodwin, Consultant Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Kyle or Kylie Cooper, Hypochondriac Tampa, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Props
A Lampshade Providence, Rhode Island 2017
a book Houston, Texas 2010
a magnet Boston, Massachusetts 2009
A Paint Brush New Haven, Connecticut 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
You remind me of my friend. Detroit, Michigan 2019
I only love my job when I'm on vacation. Cleveland, Ohio 2017
"That's the way we do it." OR "That is the way we do it." Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
Sometimes you just have to cross your fingers. Lynchburg, Virginia 2019
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.