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 Janine Lober, Museum Curator Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
Kevin or Katie Withers, Soccer Coach Austin, Texas 2011
Jill or Jason Henlopen, Assistant Dallas, Texas 2014
Mike or Meg Jordache, Member of the Paparazzi Seattle, Washington 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a water bottle Fargo, North Dakota 2007
a rubberband Louisville, Kentucky 2016
sunglasses Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
a dog collar Baltimore, Maryland 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Sorry, I thought you were somebody else. Cleveland, Ohio 2013
Can you keep a secret? Jacksonville, Florida 2018
No, that's not right. Inland Empire, California 2010
I've never tried it, but I hear it's great. Dallas, Texas 2010
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.