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
Ryan or Rihanna Grenada, doctor Austin, Texas 2019
Peter or Penny Dupree, Car Salesperson Jacksonville, Florida 2009
Ray or Rae Roberts, Handyman or Handywoman Madison, Wisconsin 2007
Kyle or Kayla Greentree, Certified Mixologist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a necklace Inland Empire, California 2014
an apple Chicago, Illinois 2009
a magnifying glass Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
nail clippers Portland, Oregon 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
The depth of your ignorance is deep. Seattle, Washington 2019
No way. Never again. Seattle, Washington 2014
"Are you sure you want that? " Detroit, Michigan 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.