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
Nick or Nancy McCray, Former Star Athlete Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
J. Butler Bedford, Detective Little Rock, Arkansas 2011
Victor or Victoria Shea, Locksmith Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
Bob or Barbara Maloney, lawyer Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a Backpack Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
A bicycle Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
a tire or wheel Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
a journal or diary Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
'There's nothing to it. Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
What did he say? Tell me. Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Here we go again. Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
Some people say it's unlucky. Little Rock, Arkansas 2011
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.