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
Cliff or Claire Finley, Waiter/Waitress Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
Robert or Robin Leonard, Smooth Talker Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Claude or Claudia Ramos, Repair Person Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
Peter or Penny Monkton, Linguist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a clipboard Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
A bandage Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2020
a wallet Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
a button Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
"Sometimes you can't be the nice guy." OR "Sometimes you cannot be the nice guy" Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2020
OK. Let's go Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
She doesn't understand you like I do. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016
I love days like this. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2018
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.