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
Gretta or Greg Maisel, Waiter Salt Lake City, Utah 2015
Chris or Christy Bowen, Sailor Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
Kirk or Kaia Nordenstrom, Carpenter San Jose, California 2016
Rachel or Raymond Chentoe, Cook Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
a mirror Portland, Oregon 2014
a wrapped gift Austin, Texas 2016
a cell phone Atlanta, Georgia 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
No way. Never again. Seattle, Washington 2014
It's never going to be the same. Portland, Maine 2008
What's in it for me? Inland Empire, California 2013
'There's not much time. Denver, Colorado 2015
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.