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
Myra or Michael Jillerson, Investigator Tampa, Florida 2015
Carrie or Carl Waters, lifeguard Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Andy or Anne Stirling, Journalist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast Buffalo, New York 2009
Examples of Previous Props
A penny or pennies San Antonio, Texas 2019
a pillow Madison, Wisconsin 2013
An Envelope Inland Empire, California 2019
junk mail Los Angeles, California 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
That doesn't make any sense. Paducah, Kentucky 2012
It's not easy being me. Providence, Rhode Island 2016
See. That's what you get. Louisville, Kentucky 2007
"He's a very good friend of mine." OR "He is a very good friend of mine." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.