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
Chris or Christy Bowen, Sailor Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
Don or Donna Hastert, Plumber Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
Mickey or Michelle Sellers, Criminal New York, New York 2011
Chris or Christine Campbell, Life Coach Inland Empire, California 2015
Examples of Previous Props
tongs Memphis, Tennessee 2015
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
lettuce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
a fork New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I've been thinking about this for a long time. Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
You said you would do it. Providence, Rhode Island 2017
Quiet, please. I'm trying to think. Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
Your guess is as good as mine. Salt Lake City, Utah 2015
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.