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
Jolene or Jonathan Taylor, Lawyer Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Frances or Forrest Courtney, Architect Indianapolis, Indiana 2016
Cooper or Caitlin O'Brien, Dog Walker Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Examples of Previous Props
an egg carton Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
a turkey baster Indianapolis, Indiana 2019
an auto part Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
an orange Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"I believe in peace." Indianapolis, Indiana 2018
She doesn't say much. Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Oh, really? Tell me more. Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
When do you want to start? Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
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.