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
Lenny or Lani Saffron, Chocolatier Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
Claude or Claudia Fernandez, city employee San Antonio, Texas 2018
Brian or Briana Merryweather, Laboratory Technician Portland, Oregon 2009
Luke or Laura Coppersmith, Retired Circus Performer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a horn Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
a suitcase Memphis, Tennessee 2016
a wagon Indianapolis, Indiana 2014
a wallet Asheville, North Carolina 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I'd like to see you try. New Haven, Connecticut 2013
Forget it. I already have. San Francisco, California 2008
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
I meant to tell you a few days ago. San Francisco, California 2015
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.