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
Lyle or Linda Kanter, Gym Teacher Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Ed or Elly Marlina, Journalist Los Angeles, California 2013
Ryan or Rae Addington, Doctor Louisville, Kentucky 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a photo of Mom and/or Dad Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
a leash Buffalo, New York 2016
deck of cards Columbus, Ohio 2011
a blank sheet of paper Dallas, Texas 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Nobody mentioned it at all. Buffalo, New York 2009
Let me set the record straight. Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
"You don't see that every day." OR "You do not see that every day." Columbus, Ohio 2018
I'm trying my best. San Diego, California 2010
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.