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
Ben or Barbara Jones, Television Personality Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
Claude or Claudia Ramos, Repair Person Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
Vic or Vicki Putterman, Environmentalist Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Props
An extension cord Buffalo, New York 2017
A chair Asheville, North Carolina 2017
a necklace Inland Empire, California 2014
a wrapped present Houston, Texas 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I would prefer not to. Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
In my opinion, it's beautiful. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
It takes one to know one. Portland, Oregon 2012
"Why didn't you tell me?" Richmond, Virginia 2018
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.