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
Connor or Constance Sutton, Publisher Providence, Rhode Island 2007
Rachel or Ricky Tacaro, Designer Nashville, Tennessee 2019
Cliff or Claire Finley, Waiter/Waitress Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
Tum or Tanya Twinterrs, Foreign Exchange Student Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
Examples of Previous Props
sunglasses Richmond, Virginia 2019
ID Badge Los Angeles, California 2017
a basketball Cleveland, Ohio 2017
a glass bowl Inland Empire, California 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
What would your mother say? San Antonio, Texas 2016
She's not here. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
"It's up to you. Make a decision." OR "It is up to you. Make a decision." San Antonio, Texas 2018
From now on, I call the shots. Inland Empire, California 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.