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
Levi or Lavinia Agee, Music Instructor Orlando, Florida 2014
Chuck or Cherry Thompson, Tattoo Artist Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
Lefty or Lucy Ellsworth, Professional Athlete Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Bob or Bonnie Henry, Insurance Agent Seattle, Washington 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
a water bottle Fargo, North Dakota 2007
a passport Louisville, Kentucky 2011
a guitar Singapore 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Here's where it gets tricky. Houston, Texas 2012
I don Tampa, Florida 2007
If you need anything, don't call me. Toronto, Canada 2014
Be sure she gets the message. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.