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
Chris or Christy Turnabay, musician Detroit, Michigan 2021
Lucas or Lily Elepano, Coach Detroit, Michigan 2016
Chris or Christina Emerson, Journalist Charlotte, North Carolina 2014
Carl or Carla Ross, Plumber Des Moines, Iowa 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a hairbrush Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
a clipboard Atlanta, Georgia 2016
a towel Dallas, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Maybe I just don't find you funny. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
I don't believe you. Kansas City, Missouri 2010
It's Austin, Texas 2021
I barely touched it. Greensboro, North Carolina 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.