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
Michelle or Michael Runion, Auto Mechanic Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
Arthur or Arlene Zinnia, Acupuncturist Cincinnati, Ohio 2011
Tom or Tanya Rococo, Magician Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
Pablo or Paula Septimeechi, Foreign Exchange Student Cincinnati, Ohio 2019
Examples of Previous Props
a chalkboard Cincinnati, Ohio 2016
Sunglasses Cincinnati, Ohio 2017
a tray Cincinnati, Ohio 2011
a frisbee Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
What the hell is this? Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
You know what they say. Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
I need a drink. Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
That?s the dumbest thing I?ve ever heard.? Cincinnati, Ohio 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.