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
Emerson or Emma Myers, Entrepreneur Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
Adam and Ava Detraux, Inspector Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Sara or Seth Tremaine, Newbie Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2015
Examples of Previous Props
cheese Fargo, North Dakota 2011
a towel Dallas, Texas 2017
a lollipop Denver, Colorado 2016
chopsticks Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"If you never try, you'll never know" OR "If you never try, you will never know." Los Angeles, California 2019
I'll be right back. Dallas, Texas 2012
You're next. Tampa, Florida 2016
Don't look now, we may have trouble. Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
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.