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
Mary or Matthew Phillips, Award Winning Gardener Columbus, Ohio 2014
Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer Houston, Texas 2011
Mr. or Ms. Moran, Substitute Teacher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
Jordan or Jada Ervington, Real Estate Agent San Francisco, California 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a coffee mug Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
An avocado San Francisco, California 2017
powdered sugar Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
a cupcake New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I'll be right back. Dallas, Texas 2012
"Are you sure you want that? " Detroit, Michigan 2018
Come on. You can tell me. Portland, Maine 2013
You only live once. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015
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.