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
Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Arthur or Anita Belanger, Judge San Antonio, Texas 2015
Trevor or Tina DuMonde, Racer Portland, Oregon 2014
Walter or Wendy Buckley, Locksmith Austin, Texas 2015
Examples of Previous Props
earrings Baltimore, Maryland 2008
a suitcase Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
a roll of aluminum foil San Diego, California 2017
a book Paducah, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
I'd prefer not to. Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Tell me about it. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Let's do it! Des Moines, Iowa 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.