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
George or Georgia Peterson, Music Teacher Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
Ernest or Ellen Spriggs, Locksmith Dallas, Texas 2016
Lucas or Linda Bailey, Promotional Products Salesperson Columbus, Ohio 2008
Dylan or Diane Zimmerman, Cook Louisville, Kentucky 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a wooden spoon Cleveland, Ohio 2016
cheese grater Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
plant seeds Denver, Colorado 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
I love a good challenge. Jacksonville, Florida 2010
"I love it. What do you call it?" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2019
"What just happened?" New Orleans, Louisiana 2017
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.