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
Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur Boston, Massachusetts 2016
Reginald or Regina Worthington, Banker Seattle, Washington 2012
William R. or Wendy R. Hunter, Professor Buffalo, New York 2020
Dr. Clark or Claire Larson, Plastic Surgeon New Hampshire 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a wrench Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
A pillow San Francisco, California 2006
An envelope Salt Lake City, Utah 2021
a map Denver, Colorado 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
Oh, you're so smart. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
I have 8 ideas right now. All of them bad. Seattle, Washington 2019
I have a funny feeling about this. Buffalo, New York 2011
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.