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
Tyler or Tyra Hampton, Electrician Richmond, Virginia 2011
Michael or Michelle Dooley, Green Expert Richmond, Virginia 2009
Charlie or Charlene Sparks, Farmer Tampa, Florida 2013
Gino or Gina Asplund, Barista Seattle, Washington 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
a towel Dallas, Texas 2017
A Coffee Mug Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
Thanks for your help. Thanks a lot. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
I owe you an apology. Dallas, Texas 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.