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
Alex or Alice Gomm, County Employee San Diego, California 2007
Jerry or Jerri Starling, Spy/Saboteur Portland, Oregon 2016
Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
Jared or Jayla Norris, County Employee Jackson, Mississippi 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a magnet Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
a ticket Paducah, Kentucky 2012
a corkscrew New Orleans, Louisiana 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
You know, I was thinking the same thing. Baltimore, Maryland 2008
“Quiet. I need to think. Seattle, Washington 2015
I love the smell of Cleveland in the morning Cleveland, Ohio 2019
Sorry, my friend. No can do. Huntsville, Alabama 2015
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.