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
Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur Boston, Massachusetts 2016
Robert or Robin Leonard, Smooth Talker Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Hector or Helen DeMartini, Philanthropist Memphis, Tennessee 2014
Examples of Previous Props
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
a pizza box Columbus, Ohio 2012
a wallet Los Angeles, California 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Sounds cool. Tell me more. Portland, Maine 2014
She doesn't say much. Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
I know a thing or two. New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
I have a surprise for you. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2016
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.