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
John or Jane "Scoop" Tetley, Journalist Atlanta, Georgia 2018
Sam or Sally Brown, Event Planner San Diego, California 2006
Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
Wendy or Wyatt McGovern, entrepreneur Kansas City, Missouri 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a wallet Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
A balloon Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2017
a magnifying glass Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I don?t know what his deal is.? Tampa, Florida 2007
Stop asking me. Kansas City, Missouri 2020
It's just really, really crazy. Cleveland, Ohio 2009
Are you OK? Lynchburg, Virginia 2020
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.