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
Al or Allison Trahan, Dancer Houston, Texas 2018
Tyler or Tanya Owings, Barber/Hairdresser New York, New York 2017
Bill or Belinda Amberson, Hotel Employee Detroit, Michigan 2015
Claude or Claudette Gascomb, Cook Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a flashlight Richmond, Virginia 2012
an overstuffed wallet Denver, Colorado 2018
a magnet Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
a lollipop Denver, Colorado 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
You can trust me. Washington, District of Columbia 2014
I don't believe you. Kansas City, Missouri 2010
Which way did she go? Amarillo, Texas 2016
When do you want to start? Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
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.