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
Jessica or Joshua Frederickson, Inspector Louisville, Kentucky 2018
Laura or Lance Munstead, Waiter Columbus, Ohio 2020
Kyle or Kylie Cooper, Hypochondriac Tampa, Florida 2009
Frank or Frankie MacMander, Fisherman/Fisherwoman Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
Examples of Previous Props
A penny or pennies San Antonio, Texas 2019
recycling bin or recycling basket Orlando, Florida 2011
an orange Seattle, Washington 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"How's that supposed to help?" OR "How is that supposed to help?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2020
Don't be so sure. Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Where did you go? Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
I have a funny feeling about this. Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
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.