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
Ashley or Ashton Brown, Expert Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Adam or Anya Vickers, Delivery Person Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
Phil or Phylis Jones, Political Candidate Denver, Colorado 2008
Nathan or Nathalie Brown, Backpacker Denver, Colorado 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a bowl Louisville, Kentucky 2015
a lanyard Seattle, Washington 2019
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a napkin Los Angeles, California 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Why didn't you tell me? Providence, Rhode Island 2018
What do you want to do? Savannah, Georgia 2012
It's fantastic! I love it. Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
That looks like fun. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
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.