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
Oliver or Olivia Sandman, Doctor Atlanta, Georgia 2014
Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac Austin, Texas 2012
Tom or Tina Goodwin, Consultant Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a horn Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
cheese grater Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
a helmet Providence, Rhode Island 2015
a flashlight Orlando, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Why am I always first? Richmond, Virginia 2012
You can ask her yourself. Richmond, Virginia 2009
You don't know what you're talking about. Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
That's not the way I see it. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
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.