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
Vanessa or Victor Black, Musician Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Carl or Carla Ross, Plumber Des Moines, Iowa 2010
Ivan or Ivana Wright, Decorator Boston, Massachusetts 2012
Claude or Claudette Green, Guitarist San Francisco, California 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a map Detroit, Michigan 2013
A sealed envelope Columbus, Ohio 2020
a flag Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Can you keep a secret? San Jose, California 2018
I can do that. Houston, Texas 2013
"You should get that looked at." Seattle, Washington 2017
Please answer my question. Charlotte, North Carolina 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.