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
Levi or Lavinia Agee, Music Instructor Orlando, Florida 2014
Rob or Robyn Sarvis, Travel Specialist Madison, Wisconsin 2019
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Harold or Harriett Meyers, Doctor Des Moines, Iowa 2015
Examples of Previous Props
tongs Memphis, Tennessee 2015
a dog toy Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
flowers Kansas City, Missouri 2012
Grill Tongs Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Close your eyes. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
Maybe, just maybe, it will happen again. Detroit, Michigan 2017
I wish I knew. Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
I have three words for you. Des Moines, Iowa 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.