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
Tom or Tia LeBlanc, Tailor New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
James or Jenny Crawford, Librarian Chicago, Illinois 2007
Jolene or Jonathan Taylor, Lawyer Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Owen or Olivia Castleton, Waiter/Waitress Madison, Wisconsin 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a brush Portland, Maine 2012
apples Detroit, Michigan 2011
a pumpkin Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Headphones/Earbuds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Why am I here? San Antonio, Texas 2013
See. That's what you get. Louisville, Kentucky 2007
OK. Let's go Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
How could you do this to me? Tampa, Florida 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.