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
Fred or Frida Keeting, Union Boss Seattle, Washington 2016
William R. or Wendy R. Hunter, Professor New York, New York 2020
Anne or Andy Stirling, Comedian Asheville, North Carolina 2016
Carson or Carly Benedetta, artist Savannah, Georgia 2019
Examples of Previous Props
a jewel Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
a stuffed animal Des Moines, Iowa 2013
a tie Madison, Wisconsin 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"You're lucky I'm in a good mood." OR "You are lucky I'm in a good mood." Washington, District of Columbia 2019
Take it easy, bro. Buffalo, New York 2020
How did you do that? Cincinnati, Ohio 2015
Let's do it! Des Moines, Iowa 2012
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.