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
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Jake or Jane Clark, Student Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Brent or Bridget Davenport, Runner-Up Washington, District of Columbia 2015
Ted or Thelma Butler, Personal Assistant San Antonio, Texas 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an auto part New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
a peach Atlanta, Georgia 2014
a ticket for travel Dallas, Texas 2012
Lawn Ornament Baltimore, Maryland 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Sorry, I thought you were somebody else. Cleveland, Ohio 2013
I can't tell you. It's a secret. OR I cannot tell you. It is a secret. Saint Louis, Missouri 2018
I'm pretty sure that's not right. Providence, Rhode Island 2009
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.