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
John or Janet King, Rock Star Salt Lake City, Utah 2017
Frank or Frankie Mooney, DJ Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
Suzanne or Samuel Powell, Designer Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
Grant or Grace Broha, Cheerleader New Haven, Connecticut 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a ticket San Diego, California 2011
Breakfast Taco Austin, Texas 2017
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a travel mug Huntsville, Alabama 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Why don't you do it? Denver, Colorado 2013
The whole thing was a mess. Kansas City, Missouri 2008
It's going to be a great day. OR It is going to be a great day. Savannah, Georgia 2018
I expect you to be prompt?prompt and courteous.? Seattle, Washington 2006
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.