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
Dave or Diane Pellaton, President Detroit, Michigan 2011
Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor San Jose, California 2020
Lyle or Lynda Sanchez, Trainer San Antonio, Texas 2010
Tyler or Tanya Owings, Barber/Hairdresser New York, New York 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Grapes Lynchburg, Virginia 2020
a sign Denver, Colorado 2006
a corkscrew New Orleans, Louisiana 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I better not see this on facebook. Chicago, Illinois 2011
You ask a lot of questions. Chicago, Illinois 2018
Who knows the answer? Houston, Texas 2021
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
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.