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
Steve or Stella Fogarty, Electrician Nashville, Tennessee 2007
Ryan or Rita Coccinelle, Entomologist Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
Truman or Tessa Duda Repair person Denver, Colorado 2017
Claire or Clarence B. Deluxe, Problem Solver Houston, Texas 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a coffee mug Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
a pair of scissors Seattle, Washington 2018
a fork Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Why do you ask? Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
I never thought about it that way. Austin, Texas 2009
Can you tell me what this is? Cleveland, Ohio 2018
It's fantastic! I love it. Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
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.