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
Donny or Donna Melbrook, Realtor Portland, Maine 2014
Todd or Tammy Leftwich, Handyman or Handywoman Lynchburg, Virginia 2019
Kristy or Kyle Brown, Illustrator Seattle, Washington 2009
Arlene or Alan West, Door to Door Salesperson Des Moines, Iowa 2008
Examples of Previous Props
Tomatoes--more than one Madison, Wisconsin 2017
a sandwich Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
An Egg Boston, Massachusetts 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
That's not the way we do it. Denver, Colorado 2009
It's not what you think it is. Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
Your guess is as good as mine. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013
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.