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
Trevor or Tina Kleinfelder, Artist Kansas City, Missouri 2019
Lloyd or Laurie Tantallon, Unpublished Author Buffalo, New York 2017
Alex or Alexis Foyt, Hotel Employee Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008
Ross or Rosie Stonking, Plumber Portland, Maine 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a bowl Madison, Wisconsin 2009
a recycling bin Chicago, Illinois 2021
a tape measure Detroit, Michigan 2014
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Is that clear? Any questions? Kansas City, Missouri 2011
I owe you an apology. Houston, Texas 2011
Is that all I am to you?? Saint Louis, Missouri 2006
"That's one for the record books." OR "That is one for the record books." Seattle, Washington 2020
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.