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
Lyle or Leslie Sherman, Interpretor Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
Nick or Nicki Anders, Electrician Orlando, Florida 2011
James or Jenny Crawford, Librarian Chicago, Illinois 2007
Claude or Claudette Gascomb, Cook Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a helmet Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
a notebook Denver, Colorado 2015
something with feathers Richmond, Virginia 2008
a photo of mom and/or dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Keep that thing away from me. San Diego, California 2007
"You don't see that every day." OR "You do not see that every day." Columbus, Ohio 2018
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
Now you're making sense. Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
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.