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
Paul or Paula Williams, Restaurant Chef/Cook Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010
Adam or Anya Vickers, Delivery Person Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
Pete or Petunia Clark, Farmer's Market Vendor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Danielle or Daniel Lee, Sports Trainer Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a roll of tape Baltimore, Maryland 2015
dog toy Tampa, Florida 2017
A Watch Providence, Rhode Island 2006
a keyboard Los Angeles, California 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I love what I do. Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
She doesn't understand you like I do. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016
That was the best ever. Portland, Maine 2009
You don't have a clue, do you? Buffalo, New York 2014
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.