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
Andy or Annie Benoit, Plumber Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
Winston or Wilma Weatherbee, Auctioneer Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Doug or Donna Dupin, water tester New Hampshire 2012
Jordan or Jada Ervington, Real Estate Agent San Francisco, California 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a souvenir Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
salt and pepper Dallas, Texas 2016
a kite Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Sleeping Bag Seattle, Washington 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
It takes one to know one. Portland, Oregon 2012
'There's nothing to it. Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Chalk it up to dumb luck. Madison, Wisconsin 2008
I forgot we had this. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
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.