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
Duncan or Denise Kerrey, Sales Clerk Buffalo, New York 2010
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Becca/Beck Planby, Wedding Consultant Montana 2022
Ashley or Ashton Brown, Expert Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a laptop New Orleans, Louisiana 2021
a thermometer Seattle, Washington 2016
a magnet Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
a popsicle Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
There's no way that's gonna work. Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
She told me you'd say that. Orlando, Florida 2012
How was I supposed to know? Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021
What can I do to help? Buffalo, New York 2012
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.