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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Peter or Penny Knoll, Wheeler Dealer Dallas, Texas 2009

Dylan or Darlene Giordano, Real Estate Agent Indianapolis, Indiana 2019

Rob or Rhonda Ward, door to door salesperson Lynchburg, Virginia 2014

Joe or Joanne Carroll, Municipal Employee Portland, Maine 2011

Examples of Previous Props

a gift certificate or gift card San Francisco, California 2018

Examples of Previous Lines

"I love it. What do you call it?" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2019

Let me think." or "Lemme think. Boston, Massachusetts 2018

You jinxed it! Austin, Texas 2017

I canceled my plans for this New York, New York 2008

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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