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
Dan or Danielle Sagan, Debt Collector San Francisco, California 2011
Peter or Penny Knoll, Wheeler Dealer Dallas, Texas 2009
Bert or Bertha George, Gardener Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Sylvester or Sylvia Barlow, Classical Musician Richmond, Virginia 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped present San Antonio, Texas 2011
a billiard ball Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
Bike Pump Boston, Massachusetts 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Why did she leave? San Francisco, California 2018
I'm just not sure about that. Houston, Texas 2009
I can't remember everything. Baltimore, Maryland 2007
That's what you always say. OR "That is what you always say." Richmond, Virginia 2017
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.