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
Sid or Susan Dionne, Restaurant Owner Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Johnny or Joanne Miler, CEO New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Sam or Samantha Giordano, Inventor Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
Jim or Janice Rhodes, A Phony Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a lamp Jacksonville, Florida 2010
a wagon Nashville, Tennessee 2006
a head of cabbage Buffalo, New York 2009
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I tried it once. I didn?t like it.? Providence, Rhode Island 2006
What do you think this is? Washington, District of Columbia 2013
Just wait and see. Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
Father knows best Portland, Oregon 2017
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.