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
Kenny or Kendra Colter, Tattoo Artist Denver, Colorado 2007
Tim or Tina Flagler, Unemployed Musician Baltimore, Maryland 2009
Molly or Michael Murray, Instructor Savannah, Georgia 2009
Ben or Belinda Cartrell, Artist Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2017
Examples of Previous Props
Grapes Detroit, Michigan 2020
a brick Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
a towel Atlanta, Georgia 2013
Breakfast Taco Austin, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Terrific. That is just terrific. Orlando, Florida 2013
"Interesting theory. Where's your proof?" OR "Interesting theory. Where is your proof?" Kansas City, Missouri 2019
Well, that was a lie. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2019
Let's just say it's not my favorite. Buffalo, New York 2013
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.