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
Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Suzanne or Samuel Powell, Designer Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
Michael or Meg Pepperdrip, collector Nashville, Tennessee 2018
Jacob or Janice Simon, Instructor Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a plate Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
Turkey baster Austin, Texas 2017
a towel Dallas, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
It makes me want to cry. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
"I'll have it ready by tomorrow." OR "I will have it ready by tomorrow." Detroit, Michigan 2018
"You are unbelievable." OR You're unbelievable." Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
In my opinion, it's beautiful. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
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.