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
Frank or Frieda Lapidus, Foreign Exchange Student Charlotte, North Carolina 2018
Simon or Simone Raynal, Penny Pincher/Tightwad/Cheapskate Providence, Rhode Island 2016
Thomas or Tina Chello, Foreign Visitor Savannah, Georgia 2018
Lucas or Linda Bailey, Promotional Products Salesperson Columbus, Ohio 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a fork Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
earrings Baltimore, Maryland 2008
Glass of milk Asheville, North Carolina 2016
a bottle Los Angeles, California 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
What can I say, I don?t make the rules.? Chicago, Illinois 2006
?If I want your opinion, I?ll ask for it.? Buffalo, New York 2007
That's not what she said. New Haven, Connecticut 2011
Is that the best you can find? Los Angeles, California 2016
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.