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
Sonny or Sunny Swenson, Illustrator Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Big T or Tina Briggsy, Contractor Tampa, Florida 2017
Desdemona or Dexter Taylor, Psychology Professor Cleveland, Ohio 2011
Trevor or Tina DuMonde, Racer Portland, Oregon 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
pistachio nuts Portland, Oregon 2010
a pie Denver, Colorado 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Holy crap! Did that really just happen? Seattle, Washington 2012
"I can't hear you." OR "I cannot hear you." New York, New York 2017
Let me set the record straight. Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
“Your place or mine?” Austin, Texas 2016
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.