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
Duane or Diane Trammell, Puppeteer Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
Hilda or Harold Pineda, Elected Official Asheville, North Carolina 2012
George or Georgia Peterson, Music Teacher Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
Bill or Belinda Amberson, Hotel Employee Detroit, Michigan 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a ticket Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
a bell Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006
a bottle Asheville, North Carolina 2010
a notebook Cleveland, Ohio 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
It takes one to know one. Portland, Oregon 2012
No way. Never again. Seattle, Washington 2014
Nothing can stop me. Tampa, Florida 2015
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.