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
Ben or Beverly Kingston, Door to Door Salesperson Orlando, Florida 2012
Andy or Annie Benoit, Plumber Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Charles or Charlene Bishop, Administrative Assistant Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Props
an onion Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
a spatula Orlando, Florida 2014
an extension cord Columbus, Ohio 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't believe you. Kansas City, Missouri 2010
Don't believe him. Portland, Maine 2011
What can I say? It's the best. San Francisco, California 2014
Tell them she lost it. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.