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
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Richard or Rachel Andreus, Foreman/Crew Leader Houston, Texas 2014
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Vernon or Vicky Holdston, ex-jockey Tampa, Florida 2020
Examples of Previous Props
a calendar Nashville, Tennessee 2008
an auto part Savannah, Georgia 2015
a wallet Los Angeles, California 2017
a tie Seattle, Washington 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Whoa, I didn't see that coming. Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
I have just one question... Washington, District of Columbia 2012
She told me you'd say that. Orlando, Florida 2012
When will she be here? Atlanta, Georgia 2011
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.