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
Bill or Belinda Rainey, Talent Show Winner Paducah, Kentucky 2014
Dan or Dani Tildenson, Window Washer Cincinnati, Ohio 2017
Deborah or Donald Gordon, Celebrity Chef Kansas City, Missouri 2013
Sam or Sally Turnbucket, city employee Tampa, Florida 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a disposable cup Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
a brush Memphis, Tennessee 2014
a scale Boston, Massachusetts 2010
a hair brush Greensboro, North Carolina 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
When do you expect her? Inland Empire, California 2011
That's not what I said. Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Your guess is as good as mine. Salt Lake City, Utah 2015
I don't think you're supposed to hold it like that. San Francisco, California 2013
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.