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
George or Georgia Peterson, Music Teacher Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
Claire or Clarence B. Deluxe, Problem Solver Houston, Texas 2015
Paula or Paul Grigsby, Collector Buffalo, New York 2018
Maxwell or Madison Feringa, Athlete Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a photo Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
a pillow Providence, Rhode Island 2010
flowers Cleveland, Ohio 2010
a trash can/waste basket Portland, Maine 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Technically, you are correct. Nashville, Tennessee 2016
Why didn't I think of that? Memphis, Tennessee 2016
What's the big idea? or Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
It is what it is. Detroit, Michigan 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.