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
Tom or Tanya Rococo, Magician Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
Uncle George or Aunt Georgia Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
Sam or Samantha Tangent, Animal Psychologist Kansas City, Missouri 2011
Charles or Charlene Betterman, visitor Atlanta, Georgia 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a pie Denver, Colorado 2007
a pair of pliers Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010
a certificate Las Vegas, Nevada 2018
a paint brush San Jose, California 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be here? Atlanta, Georgia 2011
You think you know everything. Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
We really need to work this out. Des Moines, Iowa 2006
That's not a real word. Columbus, Ohio 2013
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.