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
Marlee or Mark Donnelly, Graphic Designer Denver, Colorado 2011
Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer Houston, Texas 2011
Vic or Victoria Monroe, Hotel Employee Albuquerque, New Mexico 2020
Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a checkbook Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
peanut butter San Jose, California 2007
flowers Cleveland, Ohio 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
If at first you don't succeed...you know the rest. Des Moines, Iowa 2007
Does this smell weird to you? Seattle, Washington 2016
Just tell them Joe sent you. Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Why don't you do it? Denver, Colorado 2013
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.