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
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Lucas or Lily Elepano, Coach Detroit, Michigan 2016
Tanner or Tammy Greene, Pharmaceutical Rep Madison, Wisconsin 2012
Ed or Emily Kaye, Professional Organizer Austin, Texas 2006
Examples of Previous Props
An extension cord Buffalo, New York 2017
a towel Savannah, Georgia 2014
a can of paint Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2019
a drumstick Washington, District of Columbia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
It's your choice. What are you gonna do? Asheville, North Carolina 2014
"Let's do it again." Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
Did you read my tweet? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Psst! Come here. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
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.