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
Joey or Joy Treehorn, Real Estate Agent Paducah, Kentucky 2017
Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta Boston, Massachusetts 2011
Gabriel Portland, Oregon 2012
Marty or Mary Quinzani, Second-in-Command Boston, Massachusetts 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a cupcake New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
a plastic storage box Chicago, Illinois 2007
a wrapped gift Columbus, Ohio 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
"You should get that looked at." Seattle, Washington 2017
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
They will get them if we let them. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2007
You're not going to believe it. Denver, Colorado 2006
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.