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
Gabrielle or Gabriel Lorey, security guard Detroit, Michigan 2022
Dominic or DeeDee Prentish, Insurance Agent Jacksonville, Florida 2022
Jim, Jimmy or Jackie Jaden, Gym Teacher Madison, Wisconsin 2022
Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a toilet seat Jacksonville, Florida 2007
a child's block Austin, Texas 2008
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
A reusable water bottle Paducah, Kentucky 2022
Examples of Previous Lines
"That's my final offer. Take it or leave it." OR "That is my final offer. Take it or leave it." Washington, District of Columbia 2022
"In other words, you won't help me." OR "In other words, you will not help me." Dallas, Texas 2022
Do I know you? Memphis, Tennessee 2012
?I feel a little embarrassed.? San Jose, California 2007
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.