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
Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
John or Juanita Shold, Tourist Des Moines, Iowa 2007
Connor or Constance Sutton, Publisher Providence, Rhode Island 2007
Sidney or Sonya Lichtenstein, Customer Service Representative Greensboro, North Carolina 2020
Examples of Previous Props
an orange Seattle, Washington 2010
a football Nashville, Tennessee 2018
sticky note Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
a bathing suit Tampa, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Just remember what I told you. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2007
You can't take it with you. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2015
Are you asking me or telling me? San Antonio, Texas 2019
I know a place. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
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.