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
Jeffrey or Jill Scot, Former Olympic Athlete Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Virgil or Vanna Gerbens, Uncle/Aunt Denver, Colorado 2013
Chico or Cha Cha Rodriguez, ballroom dancer Richmond, Virginia 2019
Robin Laurel, Contractor New Haven, Connecticut 2020
Examples of Previous Props
a cookie San Antonio, Texas 2009
a sign San Antonio, Texas 2010
Cell Phone Providence, Rhode Island 2020
a wrapped present San Antonio, Texas 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Things are looking up. Baltimore, Maryland 2018
Oh, really? Tell me more. Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
That's not the way I heard it. San Antonio, Texas 2012
You don't know what you're talking about. Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
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.