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
SJ Denison, Blogger Detroit, Michigan 2014
Jacqueline or Jeremiah Jones, Teacher Boston, Massachusetts 2014
Jim or Joan Dark, Folk Hero Portland, Oregon 2018
Art or Anna Hurst, Manager Atlanta, Georgia 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a child's block Austin, Texas 2008
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
A Manila envelope Chicago, Illinois 2017
playing cards Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I wish I had an answer for you. Dallas, Texas 2014
I don't think you're supposed to hold it like that. San Francisco, California 2013
From now on I call the shots. Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
Whatever you do, don't move. Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
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.