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
Jim or Joan Dark, Folk Hero Portland, Oregon 2018
Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
Trevor or Tina DuMonde, Racer Portland, Oregon 2014
Joe or Jenna MacDonald, journalist Richmond, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Props
an auto part New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
a bottle Los Angeles, California 2012
a weed whacker Dallas, Texas 2009
Beach Towel San Diego, California 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
When did this happen? New Hampshire 2013
I better not see this on facebook. Jacksonville, Florida 2012
Beggars can't be choosers. Jackson, Mississippi 2014
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.