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
Lenny or Lani Saffron, Chocolatier Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
Jarod or Janice Puller, Officer Houston, Texas 2009
Don or Dawn August, PR Specialist San Jose, California 2007
Will or Wendy Poe, Unpublished Author Saint Louis, Missouri 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a basket Jacksonville, Florida 2008
a roll of paper towels Buffalo, New York 2015
a mug Detroit, Michigan 2016
A stool Columbus, Ohio 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
?If I want your opinion, I?ll ask for it.? Buffalo, New York 2007
Does this smell weird to you? Seattle, Washington 2016
I'll go back and check. San Antonio, Texas 2009
Come on. You can tell me. Portland, Maine 2013
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.