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
Timothy or Tiffany Sporeka, Vice-President Des Moines, Iowa 2016
Cam or Cat Dean, Ad Executive New York, New York 2013
Rita or Rick Hernandez, Doctor San Diego, California 2010
Rachel or Raymond Chentoe, Cook Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Madison, Wisconsin 2018
a sign San Antonio, Texas 2010
a diary Boston, Massachusetts 2014
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I know what I know. Savannah, Georgia 2010
She's not here. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
You choose. I can't decide Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
"It's not as easy as it looks." OR "It is not as easy as it looks." Los Angeles, California 2018
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.