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
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
a towel Nashville, Tennessee 2015
a bracelet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
earphones or ear buds Nashville, Tennessee 2016
a paintbrush Nashville, Tennessee 2017
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
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.