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
Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Ivan or Ivana Wright, Decorator Boston, Massachusetts 2012
Diego or Delores Florio, Tourism Worker Tampa, Florida 2010
Trey or Tracey Beldon, Entrepreneur Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a paint brush Chicago, Illinois 2014
a bandage Santa Rosa, California 2013
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
a book Paducah, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"Why did you do that?" OR "Why'd you do that?" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2019
Stop talking, start doing. Las Vegas, Nevada 2016
Say it like you mean it, baby. Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
"This is for you." Atlanta, Georgia 2018
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.