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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Ryan or Rachel Hammersmith, Pest Control Professional Chicago, Illinois 2017

Alice or Andrew Mann, Bartender Orlando, Florida 2010

Brad or Brianna Pasteur, Insurance Agent Asheville, North Carolina 2018

Hanner or Hannah Arp, Math Teacher San Diego, California 2019


Examples of Previous Props

earphones or ear buds Nashville, Tennessee 2016


Examples of Previous Lines

Where did you find that? Chicago, Illinois 2017

Leave it to me, I'm a professional. Los Angeles, California 2008

You win some, you lose some. Boston, Massachusetts 2010

It looks like everything is falling into place. Houston, Texas 2019

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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