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
Arnold or Amanda Peters, Visitor Buffalo, New York 2014
Oliver or Olivia Danoff, Inspector Jacksonville, Florida 2016
Tony or Toni West, Security Guard Fargo, North Dakota 2007
Cooper or Caitlin O'Brien, Dog Walker Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a flower Boston, Massachusetts 2018
a hairbrush Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
a calculator Indianapolis, Indiana 2018
lettuce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
What just happened? San Jose, California 2008
You don't have a clue, do you? Richmond, Virginia 2014
If you don't go, I won't go either. Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
Hug me close and call me ?Sugar'. Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
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.