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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Q. Treller, Secret Society Member Baltimore, Maryland 2015

Danielle or Daniel Lee, Sports Trainer Saint Louis, Missouri 2011

Slick or Stella Sneed, Washed-Up Rock Star Savannah, Georgia 2013

Tommy or Tina Darnes, Mechanic Asheville, North Carolina 2011


Examples of Previous Props

A high heeled shoe Salt Lake City, Utah 2018

a coffee pot or coffee maker Providence, Rhode Island 2009


Examples of Previous Lines

There's nothing like it, is there? New Orleans, Louisiana 2007

The whole thing was a mess. Kansas City, Missouri 2008

I'll deal with it in the morning. Tampa, Florida 2011

Please be careful. That's the last one. Detroit, Michigan 2013

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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