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
Maxwell or Madison Feringa, Athlete Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Benjamin or Bethany Grimes, Professional Organizer New York, New York 2009
Laura or Laurence Schlecht, Event Planner New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Dominic or DeeDee Prentish, Insurance Agent Jacksonville, Florida 2022
Examples of Previous Props
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
an envelope Washington, District of Columbia 2014
Headphones/Earbuds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
A trophy Indianapolis, Indiana 2021
Examples of Previous Lines
That's one way of doing it. Chicago, Illinois 2012
What do you want to do? Savannah, Georgia 2012
He's not from around here. Amarillo, Texas 2014
What would Elvis do?? San Diego, California 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.