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
Tommy or Tammy Simon, Podcast Celebrity Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
Will or Wendy Poe, Unpublished Author Saint Louis, Missouri 2015
Joe or Jodi Macintosh, Writer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Becky or Morgan Frank, Writer Columbus, Ohio 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a plate Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
a flower or flowers Savannah, Georgia 2016
a roll of toilet paper Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm getting way too old for this Cleveland, Ohio 2016
"You're not from around here, are you?" OR "You are not from around here, are you?" Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
"Wanna see something cool?" OR "Want to see something cool?" Salt Lake City, Utah 2019
You look very familiar. Minneapolis, Minnesota 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.