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
Marco or Muffin Gabbowitz, a person who works with animals Washington, District of Columbia 2010
Charles or Charlene Betterman, visitor Atlanta, Georgia 2017
Hal or Honey Potts, Artist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
Gabriel or Gabriela Cortez, computer programmer Cleveland, Ohio 2016
Examples of Previous Props
fire Portland, Maine 2009
a coffee pot or coffee maker Providence, Rhode Island 2009
a kite Portland, Maine 2011
a helmet Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
How do you do that? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
What's the password? Chicago, Illinois 2008
Some people like it that way. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
Your guess is as good as mine. Salt Lake City, Utah 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.