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
Alex or Ashley Mahoney. Tour Guide San Francisco, California 2014
Ian or Ilene Jeffers, Recycling Expert San Jose, California 2011
Donny or Donna Melbrook, Realtor Portland, Maine 2014
Q. Treller, Secret Society Member Baltimore, Maryland 2015
Examples of Previous Props
junk mail Los Angeles, California 2009
an egg Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Sunglasses Cincinnati, Ohio 2017
a clipboard Atlanta, Georgia 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Is that all I am to you?? Saint Louis, Missouri 2006
You decide. I don't care. Memphis, Tennessee 2015
How much money are we talking about? Madison, Wisconsin 2015
I saw one of those yesterday. San Diego, California 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.