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
Jason or Judy Giordano, Psychic Buffalo, New York 2008
Abe or Abby Tuesday, Tour Guide Baltimore, Maryland 2013
Sonny or Sunny Swenson, Illustrator Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Uncle George or Aunt Gina Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2019
Examples of Previous Props
a crayon San Diego, California 2009
a wallet Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
a pillow Paducah, Kentucky 2013
a notebook Denver, Colorado 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Where did that come from? Providence, Rhode Island 2015
That's not what I said. Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Cool it. I know what I'm doing. Orlando, Florida 2010
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
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.