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
Eli or Ella Varennes, Auctioneer Orlando, Florida 2019
Jerry or Jenny J. Jeeps, Plumber Dallas, Texas 2012
Kevin or Kerrianne Boothbay, Government Employee Detroit, Michigan 2013
Kevin or Kristen Browning, Runner Louisville, Kentucky 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a mirror Portland, Oregon 2014
A trophy Indianapolis, Indiana 2021
a hairbrush Houston, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
:Take your time. I've got all day." OR "Take your time. I have got all day." El Paso, Texas 2022
Do you realize what you're asking me to do? Paducah, Kentucky 2009
I love to be in love. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
Take your time. No rush. Atlanta, Georgia 2022
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.