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
Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac Austin, Texas 2012
Sam or Sonya Needham, Addict Providence, Rhode Island 2009
Bryant or Bryanna Landee, Author Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Suzanne or Samuel Powell, Designer Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a chess piece Boston, Massachusetts 2011
a frisbee Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
a cell phone Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
a bracelet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Please. I beg you. Madison, Wisconsin 2009
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
"I don't think that's what it means. OR "I do not think that is what it means." Austin, Texas 2020
We appreciate your business. Jacksonville, Florida 2008
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.