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
Cam or Cat Dean, Ad Executive New York, New York 2013
Noah or Noa Reuben, baker Seattle, Washington 2018
Ed or Emily Kaye, Professional Organizer Austin, Texas 2006
Carson or Carly Benedetta, artist Savannah, Georgia 2019
Examples of Previous Props
sunglasses New Hampshire 2009
a pair of pliers Savannah, Georgia 2018
a laptop computer Fargo, North Dakota 2009
cheese Fargo, North Dakota 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Worst case scenario. Asheville, North Carolina 2016
I looked at it a long time before I saw it. Portland, Oregon 2014
"You are not going to be happy." OR "You're not going to be happy." Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
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.