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
Glen or Gwen Hopkins, Substitute Teacher Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
Daniel or Daniella Diaz, Salesperson San Antonio, Texas 2014
Lyle or Leslie Sherman, Interpretor Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
Alexis or Alan Fleming, Long Distance Runner New Hampshire 2014
Examples of Previous Props
A smart phone San Francisco, California 2015
Bubble Wrap Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
a wallet Paducah, Kentucky 2015
a chair San Diego, California 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
Here we go again. Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
I meant to tell you a few days ago. San Francisco, California 2015
I've got a hunch about this. Inland Empire, California 2008
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.