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
Alexis or Alan Fleming, Long Distance Runner New Hampshire 2014
Danny or Dani Childress, Newbie Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
Paula or Paul Grigsby, Collector Buffalo, New York 2018
Trey or Trish Balderson, Contractor Louisville, Kentucky 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Paducah, Kentucky 2015
a wallet San Francisco, California 2014
a plate Chicago, Illinois 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
I can't get it out of my head Albuquerque, New Mexico 2011
Shhhh. Silence, please. Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Now you're making sense. Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
What did he say? Tell me. Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
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.