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
Ron or Rhonda Chamberlain, Twin Columbus, Ohio 2015
Charlie or Carly Vines, actor Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
Jim or Jana Davis, Coach Des Moines, Iowa 2013
Joe or Jeannie Mandanda, Municipal Employee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a folding chair New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
peanut butter San Jose, California 2007
scissors Tampa, Florida 2011
a sealed envelope New Orleans, Louisiana 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
What would Elvis do?? San Diego, California 2006
When did that happen? Portland, Maine 2016
On your mark, get set, go! Houston, Texas 2018
I know what I know. Savannah, Georgia 2010
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.