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
Van or Vanessa Saskia, Carpenter Seattle, Washington 2010
Myra or Michael Jillerson, Investigator Tampa, Florida 2015
Jim or Joan Dark, Folk Hero Portland, Oregon 2018
Jake or Jane Clark, Student Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a glasses case Hampton Roads, Virginia 2015
plant seeds Denver, Colorado 2008
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
a reusable bag Cleveland, Ohio 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
You win some, you lose some. Boston, Massachusetts 2010
Are you asking me or telling me? San Antonio, Texas 2019
Is that clear? Any questions? Kansas City, Missouri 2011
It's just really, really crazy. Cleveland, Ohio 2009
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.