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
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Bob or Bonnie Henry, Insurance Agent Seattle, Washington 2006
Jon or Jenna Jellybean Champlain, Dog Walker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016
Laura or Laurence Schlecht, Event Planner New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a clipboard Atlanta, Georgia 2016
A Trash Can New Orleans, Louisiana 2019
a dustpan Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
a checkbook Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I'll deal with it in the morning. Tampa, Florida 2011
Just doin' my job. Buffalo, New York 2016
What's in the bag? I'm hungry. Dallas, Texas 2013
There's no time to lose. Richmond, Virginia 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.