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
Chris or Christina Emerson, Journalist Charlotte, North Carolina 2014
Fritz or Frieda Sinclair, Gym Teacher Nashville, Tennessee 2012
Truman or Tessa Duda Repair person Denver, Colorado 2017
Lyle or Leslie Sherman, Interpretor Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a mask Houston, Texas 2014
a notebook New York, New York 2012
a pumpkin Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
You heard what she said. Des Moines, Iowa 2017
Don't be so sure. Asheville, North Carolina 2011
How's the view from over there? Houston, Texas 2015
How about a quick game? Indianapolis, Indiana 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.