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
Duane or Diane Trammell, Puppeteer Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
Robert or Rachel Poe, Insurance Agent New Haven, Connecticut 2015
Kyle or Kylie Cooper, Hypochondriac Tampa, Florida 2009
Jake or Jane Clark, Student Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a broom Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
medicine Austin, Texas 2015
a helmet Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
a backpack Las Vegas, Nevada 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Just tell them Joe sent you. Louisville, Kentucky 2009
It can't be that difficult. Chicago, Illinois 2016
If at first you don't succeed...you know the rest. Des Moines, Iowa 2007
She didn't have to be like that. San Jose, California 2013
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.