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
Sherman or Sharon Brown, Recently Unemployed Houston, Texas 2010
Will or Wendy Poe, Unpublished Author Saint Louis, Missouri 2015
Joe or Jeannie Mandanda, Municipal Employee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
Dan or Danielle Frost, Locksmith Madison, Wisconsin 2014
Examples of Previous Props
A painting Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
a diary Boston, Massachusetts 2014
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
That's what you always say. OR "That is what you always say." Richmond, Virginia 2017
You don't know what you're talking about. Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
I love what I do. Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
“As flat as a pancake” Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
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.