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
Trey or Tory Vandercamp, FOMO Sufferer Dallas, Texas 2019
Tiny or Tina Doolittle, Dog Trainer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2018
Dante or Danetta Longfellow, Professor New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a lamp Jacksonville, Florida 2010
a bowl Madison, Wisconsin 2009
a dollar bill Asheville, North Carolina 2018
flowers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
He's been around a time or two. Houston, Texas 2008
We'll just have to wait. Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
It's not easy being me. Nashville, Tennessee 2010
Nobody mentioned it at all. Buffalo, New York 2009
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.