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
Jarod or Janice Puller, Officer Houston, Texas 2009
Cal or Cathy Coltrane, Someone affected by the legalization of marijuana in Oregon Portland, Oregon 2015
George or Georgia Davis, Stand-Up Comedian Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
Nate or Natalie Wardman, Retired Police Officer Louisville, Kentucky 2006
Examples of Previous Props
flowers Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
a water bottle Fargo, North Dakota 2007
a paint brush San Jose, California 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I bet you dollars to donuts... Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
It's just really, really crazy. Cleveland, Ohio 2009
She's not here. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Who wants to know? Kansas City, Missouri 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.