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
Peter or Penny Knoll, Wheeler Dealer Dallas, Texas 2009
Tammy or Tommy Shuttles, Singer Little Rock, Arkansas 2012
Andrew or Adriana Elwood, Hairdresser Asheville, North Carolina 2015
Ed or Edna Keegan, Reporter Salt Lake City, Utah 2010
Examples of Previous Props
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
a sleeping bag Charlotte, North Carolina 2014
Grapes Lynchburg, Virginia 2020
A painting Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
There's no time to lose. Richmond, Virginia 2013
"And they said it couldn't be done." OR "And they said it could not be done." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2020
I know why you're here. or Cleveland, Ohio 2014
That's not the way I heard it Asheville, North Carolina 2007
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.