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
Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor San Jose, California 2020
Tammy or Tommy Nester, Real Estate Agent Greensboro, North Carolina 2015
Joe or JoAnn Davidson, Realtor Los Angeles, California 2019
Rex or Rita Tendu, Dance Instructor Indianapolis, Indiana 2022
Examples of Previous Props
a paintbrush Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Bread Savannah, Georgia 2019
a business card Lynchburg, Virginia 2022
a wrench Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Cincinnati, Ohio 2021
Stop asking me. Saint Louis, Missouri 2020
You've got a little something on your shirt. Denver, Colorado 2016
Quiet, please. I'm trying to think. Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
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.