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
Harry or Harriet Biddle, mechanic Seattle, Washington 2019
Dr. Clark or Claire Larson, Plastic Surgeon New Hampshire 2010
Heath or Heather Torres, fitness instructor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
Sonny or Sunny Swenson, Illustrator Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
a broom Savannah, Georgia 2012
a greeting card Savannah, Georgia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Things are looking up. Baltimore, Maryland 2018
What do you say now? Paducah, Kentucky 2018
I saw one of those yesterday. San Diego, California 2014
That?s what I?m talking about. Washington, District of Columbia 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.