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 Alexa Berbrick, Inspector Washington, District of Columbia 2013
Nathan or Nancy Thomas, Writer Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Freddy or Frieda Kreske, actor Cleveland, Ohio 2021
Laura or Laurence Schlecht, Event Planner New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a dollar bill Asheville, North Carolina 2018
a lollipop Denver, Colorado 2016
a suitcase Savannah, Georgia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
She doesn't say much. Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Tell me about it. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Who do you think you are? Detroit, Michigan 2021
You don't have a clue, do you? Richmond, Virginia 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.