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
Alexis or Alan Fleming, Long Distance Runner New Hampshire 2014
Grant or Gina MacDonald, Window Washer Asheville, North Carolina 2019
Walter or Wendy Hinchliffe, government employee Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
Sam or Samantha Giordano, Inventor Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a peach Atlanta, Georgia 2014
Rubber Band New York, New York 2017
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
"What time do we have to be there?" Las Vegas, Nevada 2017
What do you mean? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
The devil is in the details. Washington, District of Columbia 2018
Show us what you got. Houston, Texas 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.