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
Kevin or Kitty Carlson, Translator New Haven, Connecticut 2012
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
Charles or Charlene Crosby, Grocery Store Employee Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
Examples of Previous Props
A bicycle Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
a hair dryer Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
an urn or container with a deceased's ashes Chicago, Illinois 2008
a broom Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Please forgive me. It won't happen again. Buffalo, New York 2008
I don't know why I'm here. Denver, Colorado 2014
That's not the way I see it. Orlando, Florida 2015
Step aside, we've got to get through. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
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.