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
Joe or Jolene Ellerby, Gym Teacher Huntsville, Alabama 2015
Chris or Christy Bowdoin, Sales Person Minneapolis, Minnesota 2017
Jim or Janice Rhodes, A Phony Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Joe or Josie Beeble, Construction Worker San Diego, California 2008
Examples of Previous Props
eyeglasses Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
scissors Tampa, Florida 2011
an orange Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Grill Tongs Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Watch and learn. Richmond, Virginia 2016
I know what I know. Savannah, Georgia 2010
I never thought I would see that. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
I'll be glad when he's gone. Washington, District of Columbia 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.