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
Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Fritz or Felicia Primpton, Best Friend Saint Louis, Missouri 2020
Melvin or Megan Cashion, Dentist Fargo, North Dakota 2012
Cam or Carrie Trepard, Hypochondriac Paducah, Kentucky 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a swim fin Orlando, Florida 2016
a cardboard box Buffalo, New York 2008
A stool Chicago, Illinois 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
I guess that's OK. Savannah, Georgia 2014
Wait, that doesn't look right." -OR- "Well, that doesn't look right. Houston, Texas 2017
I'm just not sure about that. Houston, Texas 2009
That's exactly what she said. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
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.