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
Uncle Daryl or Aunt Denise Salt Lake City, Utah 2016
Ned or Nora Chuttington, Member of the 1% Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
Pete or Petunia Clark, Farmer's Market Vendor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Chuck or Cherry Thompson, Tattoo Artist Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a picture frame Portland, Oregon 2009
a suitcase Madison, Wisconsin 2012
playing cards Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
a sandwich Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
It's not mine, I swear. Cleveland, Ohio 2016
What has that got to do with anything? Cleveland, Ohio 2008
There's no way that's gonna work. Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
I'm trying to decide. Nashville, Tennessee 2009
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.