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
Trip or Trish Gomez, Retired Circus Performer Denver, Colorado 2015
Lefty or Lucy Ellsworth, Professional Athlete Louisville, Kentucky 2014
John or Joan Charles, Energy Consultant Madison, Wisconsin 2009
Charles or Carla Hollandaise, Plastic Surgeon New Haven, Connecticut 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a certificate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
a ring Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
a toothbrush San Antonio, Texas 2016
a souvenir Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Mama told me not to come. Detroit, Michigan 2012
That's what you always say. OR "That is what you always say." Richmond, Virginia 2017
I need to borrow some money. Austin, Texas 2014
Forget it. I already have. San Francisco, California 2008
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.