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
Eric or Erin Roddy, Photographer Louisville, Kentucky 2011
Megan or Pete Van Gibb, Bride or Groom Tampa, Florida 2007
Anthony or Anya Sakewski, Writer Denver, Colorado 2014
Virgil or Vanna Gerbens, Uncle/Aunt Denver, Colorado 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a suitcase Memphis, Tennessee 2016
a bowl Madison, Wisconsin 2009
jumper cables Portland, Oregon 2008
a hammer Cleveland, Ohio 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Terrific. That is just terrific. Orlando, Florida 2013
"Tell me something I don't know." OR "Tell me something I do not know." Paducah, Kentucky 2017
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
I've never seen anything like that. New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
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.