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
Paul or Pauline Pamplemousse, Salesperson of the Month Tampa, Florida 2016
Luke or Lana Beardsley, door to door salesperson Savannah, Georgia 2017
Charles or Charlene Betterman, visitor Atlanta, Georgia 2017
Claude or Claudia Ramos, Repair Person Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
Examples of Previous Props
A Trash Can New Orleans, Louisiana 2019
Lawn Ornament Baltimore, Maryland 2016
A bucket Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm trying to decide. Nashville, Tennessee 2009
"Sorry, the answer is no." Washington, District of Columbia 2017
She is the only one who knows. San Antonio, Texas 2014
"That's a good question. A very good question." OR "That is a good question. A very good question." San Francisco, California 2017
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.