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
Paul or Paula Sweeney, Substitute Teacher Saint Louis, Missouri 2013
Philip or Phyllis Reed, Plumber Providence, Rhode Island 2013
Wendy or Wyatt McGovern, entrepreneur Kansas City, Missouri 2018
Larry or Lori Linton, Hypochondriac Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a tomato Richmond, Virginia 2009
a briefcase Jacksonville, Florida 2015
a mask Houston, Texas 2014
a straw Denver, Colorado 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
It can't possibly be this easy. Atlanta, Georgia 2015
That's not how I would have handled it. Baltimore, Maryland 2011
We have to be quick. Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
What did you just say? Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
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.