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
Mark or Maureen Linderville, Illustrator Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2016
Geoff or Georgia Cooke, Camp Counselor Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
Lefty or Leann Lober, Ball Player Asheville, North Carolina 2009
Michael or Meg Pepperdrip, collector Nashville, Tennessee 2018
Examples of Previous Props
something with feathers Richmond, Virginia 2008
nail clippers Austin, Texas 2014
a wallet Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
a plate Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Now I've seen everything. Honolulu, Hawaii 2008
What do you think this is? Washington, District of Columbia 2013
"I can't hear you." Indianapolis, Indiana 2017
I owe you an apology. Houston, Texas 2011
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.