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
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Jeremy or Jenny Norbert/North, Politician Los Angeles, California 2011
Jared or Jamie Woodnit, Actor Los Angeles, California 2010
Denise or David Stott, Athletic Coach Los Angeles, California 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a keyboard Los Angeles, California 2010
hair dryer Los Angeles, California 2019
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
a wrapped present Los Angeles, California 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
"We only have a few minutes." Los Angeles, California 2017
No. Guess again. Los Angeles, California 2015
Hey! My Mom gave me that. Los Angeles, California 2007
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
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.