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
Slick or Sandy Rudd, Musician Buffalo, New York 2013
Ryan or Rita Coccinelle, Entomologist Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
Nate or Natalie Wardman, Retired Police Officer Louisville, Kentucky 2006
Sam or Sonya Needham, Addict Providence, Rhode Island 2009
Examples of Previous Props
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
a roll of toilet paper Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
dust mask/hygienic mask Los Angeles, California 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
This is for you. Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
Tell them she lost it. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
Oh, you're so smart. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
Here we go again. Little Rock, Arkansas 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.