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
Dennis or Denise Smith, Assistant Columbus, Ohio 2013
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Denise or David Stott, Athletic Coach Los Angeles, California 2012
Simon or Simone Willibaster, Inspector Baltimore, Maryland 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a sign Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
a musical instrument Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
flip flops Buffalo, New York 2011
a tiara Brisbane, Australia 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Who wants to know? Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Tell me how you really feel. Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Tell me again why this matters. San Jose, California 2009
I bet you think you're clever, huh? Denver, Colorado 2007
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.