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
Ron or Rhonda Chamberlain, Twin Columbus, Ohio 2015
Mike or Michaela Maldari, Musician Providence, Rhode Island 2010
Bryant or Bryanna Landee, Author Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Paul or Paula Sweeney, Substitute Teacher Saint Louis, Missouri 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a pair of pliers Nashville, Tennessee 2014
a shopping bag Saint Louis, Missouri 2006
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Can I get a little help, please? Nashville, Tennessee 2007
I can't believe you just said that. Fargo, North Dakota 2007
I wish I knew. I wish I knew. Savannah, Georgia 2016
That sure looks good to me. Asheville, North Carolina 2010
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.