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
Frederick or Frieda Laino, Exchange Student Los Angeles, California 2007
Al or Amy Cordova, Circus Performer Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
Martha or Marvin Lee, Dancer Huntsville, Alabama 2016
Brian or Brenda Souza, Waiter/Waitress Chicago, Illinois 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a brush Las Vegas, Nevada 2016
a jar Des Moines, Iowa 2006
a remote control Chicago, Illinois 2013
a souvenir Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
I thought that's what I just said. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Hey, what is/what's that over there? Denver, Colorado 2017
Looks like you’re in over your head. Portland, Oregon 2011
You're next. Tampa, Florida 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.