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
Pete or Petunia Clark, Farmer's Market Vendor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Chris or Christina Murray, Blogger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
Rosalie or Roman Rodriguez, Tightwad Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
Anne or Andy Stirling, Comedian Asheville, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a greeting card Savannah, Georgia 2011
An award Greensboro, North Carolina 2015
a bathing suit Tampa, Florida 2010
a bottle Asheville, North Carolina 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Why don't you explain it to me. Detroit, Michigan 2009
I would prefer not to. Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
You think you know everything. Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
That's what I want to know. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
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.