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
Pete or Peggy Wiltz, Architect Richmond, Virginia 2014
Allen or Annie Smithee, Scientist Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2014
Jack or Jackie Edwards, Candidate San Antonio, Texas 2012
Richard or Rachel Andreus, Foreman/Crew Leader Houston, Texas 2014
Examples of Previous Props
paint San Antonio, Texas 2008
a lightbulb Houston, Texas 2008
a trophy New York, New York 2013
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I hate to say I told you so. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
I've got places to be. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
We really need to work this out. Des Moines, Iowa 2006
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.