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
Andrew or Alexis Ruberon, Mechanic Columbus, Ohio 2018
Peter or Penny Monkton, Linguist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
Paul or Paula Percival, Retired Athlete Greensboro, North Carolina 2014
Maureen or Martin Nutmeg, Liar New Haven, Connecticut 2018
Examples of Previous Props
an automobile part Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
a coffee mug Dallas, Texas 2013
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
a tomato Richmond, Virginia 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
"He'll be right back." OR "He will be right back." Boston, Massachusetts 2020
Chalk it up to dumb luck. Madison, Wisconsin 2008
How many times do I have to tell you? Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Since when is this all about me? Jacksonville, Florida 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.