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
Nat or Natalie Uplifter, Therapist Richmond, Virginia 2015
Lefty or Leann Lober, Ball Player Asheville, North Carolina 2009
Bill or Betty Black, Carpet Cleaner Dallas, Texas 2007
Abe or Abby Tuesday, Tour Guide Baltimore, Maryland 2013
Examples of Previous Props
coins Des Moines, Iowa 2010
a flag Baltimore, Maryland 2007
a tablet Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
Greeting Card Portland, Oregon 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Maybe, just maybe, it will happen again. Detroit, Michigan 2017
What do you mean 'strange'? Dallas, Texas 2015
Tell me what you know. Buffalo, New York 2010
What did he say? Tell me. Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
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.