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
Lefty or Leann Lober, Ball Player Asheville, North Carolina 2009
Zoe or Zack Wesley, Real Estate Agent Providence, Rhode Island 2017
Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
Eddie or Edie Towson, Waiter/Waitress Savannah, Georgia 2015
Examples of Previous Props
dog toy Tampa, Florida 2017
a keychain Orlando, Florida 2008
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
a slice of pizza New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Give me some kind of sign. San Jose, California 2011
Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you. Austin, Texas 2012
"That's the way we do it." OR "That is the way we do it." Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
“What was I supposed to say?” Nashville, Tennessee 2015
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.