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
Ann or Alan Knight, Transit Company Employee Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer Houston, Texas 2011
Chuck or Cherry Thompson, Tattoo Artist Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
Alex or Alexis Tacaro, Vetrinarian Chicago, Illinois 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a chair Inland Empire, California 2012
a wrapped gift Jackson, Mississippi 2012
a pillow Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2011
a towel Paducah, Kentucky 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
She's the only one who can answer that. OR She is the only one who can answer that. Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
"I'll have it ready by tomorrow." OR "I will have it ready by tomorrow." Detroit, Michigan 2018
Just tell them Joe sent you. Louisville, Kentucky 2009
It's your choice. What are you gonna do? Asheville, North Carolina 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.