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
Rick or Rhonda Everett, Travel Specialist Cleveland, Ohio 2012
Brian or Brenda Souza, Waiter/Waitress Chicago, Illinois 2006
Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast Buffalo, New York 2009
Victor or Virginia Chesterfield, Hedge Fund Manager Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a ball Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
pistachio nuts Portland, Oregon 2010
an automobile part Nashville, Tennessee 2007
a marker Austin, Texas 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm gatvol." Johannesburg, South Africa 2010
Ag, no man! Cape Town, South Africa 2012
What did you do that for? Jacksonville, Florida 2009
I don't like it. Paducah, Kentucky 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.