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
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Dan or Dana Fox, HR Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
Larry or Linda Martinez, Pack Rat Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006
Hilda or Harold Pineda, Elected Official Asheville, North Carolina 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a flag Richmond, Virginia 2013
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a towel Atlanta, Georgia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I tried it once. I didn Providence, Rhode Island 2006
Can I keep you? Machinima 2011
Here we go again. Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
Can you please shut your mouth? Beirut, Lebanon 2013
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.