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
Virgil or Vanna Gerbens, Uncle/Aunt Denver, Colorado 2013
Kyle or Kylie Sturgeon, Inventor Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Edward or Emma Bulmer, Tourist Columbus, Ohio 2012
Sinclair or Sylvia Vandermint, Kleptomaniac Madison, Wisconsin 2013
Examples of Previous Props
an auto part Savannah, Georgia 2015
a flashlight Richmond, Virginia 2012
playing cards Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
a map Detroit, Michigan 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
You don't have a clue, do you? Richmond, Virginia 2014
There's a $2 service charge. Houston, Texas 2010
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
That's one way to get rid of him. Greensboro, North Carolina 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.