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
Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor San Jose, California 2020
Ambrose or Annie Zachary, Inventor New Orleans, Louisiana 2020
Charles or Charlene Bishop, Administrative Assistant Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Iris or Ian Carter, Tour Guide New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
Examples of Previous Props
A Jar Orlando, Florida 2017
a watch New Hampshire 2011
a calendar Madison, Wisconsin 2011
a rubber band Kansas City, Missouri 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
He said he would be here. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2017
What did I do? Madison, Wisconsin 2017
That's it. Take it or leave it. Madison, Wisconsin 2014
But what if you're wrong? Louisville, Kentucky 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.