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
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Pat or Patricia Nelson, paid driver Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Robert or Roberta Jones, Photographer Atlanta, Georgia 2015
Daniel or Daniella Diaz, Salesperson San Antonio, Texas 2014
Examples of Previous Props
salt and pepper Dallas, Texas 2016
a tablet Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
jumper cables Portland, Oregon 2008
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
She told me it's a secret. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
"We only have a few minutes." Los Angeles, California 2017
Please tell me that's not what I think it is. Los Angeles, California 2011
Maybe I just don't find you funny. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
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.