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
Rosemary or Roger Lanvin, Baker Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
Mykal or Mykala Jonas, Slick Sales Person Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
Nick or Nora Bellman, farmers market worker Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Trip or Trish Gomez, Retired Circus Performer Denver, Colorado 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a stuffed animal Providence, Rhode Island 2014
a disposable camera Jacksonville, Florida 2009
A check San Antonio, Texas 2017
a tablet Orlando, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
There is only one way to know for sure. Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
I thought that's what I just said. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
"You missed the point." or "You missed the point." Richmond, Virginia 2018
I know a thing or two. New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
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.