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
Michael or Michelle Dooley, Green Expert Richmond, Virginia 2009
Cam or Cat Dean, Ad Executive New York, New York 2013
Ed or Edna Keegan, Reporter Salt Lake City, Utah 2010
Andrew or Ashley Bakerson, Cartoonist Richmond, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Props
toilet paper Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
a magnet Boston, Massachusetts 2009
a Ribbon Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
"That's a good question. A very good question." OR "That is a good question. A very good question." San Francisco, California 2017
"Too many cooks spoil the broth." Providence, Rhode Island 2019
You remind me of my uncle. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
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.