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
Miles or Millie Turner, Trainer Austin, Texas 2007
Jerry or Jerri Starling, Spy/Saboteur Portland, Oregon 2016
Glen or Glenda Pellaton, Illustrator Las Vegas, Nevada 2017
Arlene or Alan West, Door to Door Salesperson Des Moines, Iowa 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a peach Atlanta, Georgia 2014
coins Des Moines, Iowa 2010
An extension cord Buffalo, New York 2017
a cell phone Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Who died and made you king? Savannah, Georgia 2017
Sometimes that's all you need. San Diego, California 2015
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
"I've got a secret." OR "I have a secret." Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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.