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 Thea Quimby, Gossip Boston, Massachusetts 2007
Alex or Alexis Filbert, Champion Los Angeles, California 2009
Paul or Paula Franciosa, Activist Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Max or Maxine Lydard, House Guest Richmond, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Props
ID Badge Los Angeles, California 2017
safety glasses Paducah, Kentucky 2011
a cell phone Atlanta, Georgia 2012
a suitcase Savannah, Georgia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
That's one way to get rid of him. Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
It's BYOB, so you know what that means. Austin, Texas 2013
I'd love to know what goes on in there. Savannah, Georgia 2011
I bet you dollars to donuts... Albuquerque, New Mexico 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.