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
Joey or Joy Treehorn, Real Estate Agent Paducah, Kentucky 2017
Jared or Joanna Lambert, Inspector Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2022
Jalen or Jada Gallery, Nurse Denver, Colorado 2020
Dominic or DeeDee Prentish, Insurance Agent Jacksonville, Florida 2022
Examples of Previous Props
a child's block Austin, Texas 2008
A Checkbook Minneapolis, Minnesota 2020
A Ball Los Angeles, California 2018
a book Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
You know what they say. Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
"Not now. I'll tell you when." OR "Not now. I will tell you when." Cleveland, Ohio 2022
She didn't have to be like that. San Jose, California 2013
You're making a big mistake. Paducah, Kentucky 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.