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
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Frederick or Frieda Laino, Exchange Student Los Angeles, California 2007
Paul or Paula Schwarz, Preacher Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
Claire or Clarence Tilden, Hotel Employee Jacksonville, Florida 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a book Atlanta, Georgia 2011
a checkbook Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
a wooden spoon Cleveland, Ohio 2016
umbrella Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
My Mama gave me that. Paducah, Kentucky 2014
Let's do it! Des Moines, Iowa 2012
You know what they say. Paducah, Kentucky 2011
He told me not to tell anyone. Denver, Colorado 2010
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.