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
Trevor or Tina DuMonde, Racer Portland, Oregon 2014
Victor or Victoria Shea, Locksmith Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
Greg or Gretta Hanson, Storyteller Jacksonville, Florida 2013
Clark or Claire Cumberland, Musician or Singer Washington, District of Columbia 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a straw Denver, Colorado 2012
a glasses case Hampton Roads, Virginia 2015
fake money Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
a slice of pizza Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
"Introduce me to your friend." Buffalo, New York 2019
Tell me what's on your mind. Inland Empire, California 2009
What do we have here? Little Rock, Arkansas 2012
Psst! Come here. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
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.