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
Paul or Paula Sangert, IT Specialist New Hampshire 2013
Frank or Frankie Mooney, DJ Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
Ronald or Rhonda Donellson, Game Host Los Angeles, California 2008
Victor or Veronica Sarmast, Office Manager Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a ring New Orleans, Louisiana 2012
a flashlight Richmond, Virginia 2012
a helmet Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
a chair San Jose, California 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
What did he say? Tell me. Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
How was I to know? Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Mama told me not to come. Detroit, Michigan 2012
You're not going to believe it. Denver, Colorado 2006
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.