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
Debbie or Dylan Chaucer, Vacation Lodging Owner Portland, Maine 2010
Paul or Paula Woopern, Champion Athlete Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
Ann or Andrew Poplar, Dietician Detroit, Michigan 2008
Walter or Wilma Western, Repair Person Chicago, Illinois 2008
Examples of Previous Props
deck of cards Columbus, Ohio 2011
A screwdriver Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
a briefcase Houston, Texas 2012
peanut butter San Jose, California 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
He's not from around here. Amarillo, Texas 2014
Do you believe her? Denver, Colorado 2008
That doesn't make any sense. Paducah, Kentucky 2012
Never mind, I'll do it myself. Atlanta, Georgia 2007
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.