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
Jackson or Jackie Lewis, Athlete Atlanta, Georgia 2012
Oliver or Olivia Lentwell, Inspector San Francisco, California 2016
Ronald or Rhonda Donellson, Game Host Los Angeles, California 2008
Peter or Penny Knoll, Wheeler Dealer Dallas, Texas 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a frozen drink Atlanta, Georgia 2008
a regular telephone Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
a basketball Cleveland, Ohio 2017
a cell phone Las Vegas, Nevada 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
When you say it like that, it's crystal clear. Tampa, Florida 2009
We have to be quick. Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
Oops. I guess I forgot to tell you. Austin, Texas 2016
It makes me want to cry. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
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.