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
Alice or Andrew Mann, Bartender Orlando, Florida 2010
Claude or Claudia Ramos, Repair Person Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
Calvin or Caroline Deedle, Taxi Driver Honolulu, Hawaii 2008
Kenny or Kendra Colter, Tattoo Artist Denver, Colorado 2007
Examples of Previous Props
sunglasses New Hampshire 2009
a magnet Boston, Massachusetts 2009
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
umbrella Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
It's my first time. New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
"Give me a break" Los Angeles, California 2017
She's the only one who can answer that. OR She is the only one who can answer that. Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
Tell me about it. Minneapolis, Minnesota 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.