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
Art or Anna Hurst, Manager Atlanta, Georgia 2016
Bill or Belinda Amberson, Hotel Employee Detroit, Michigan 2015
Len or Lynn Pellaton, Factory Worker Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
Roosevelt or Rosie Adams, President Washington, District of Columbia 2007
Examples of Previous Props
marshmallow San Diego, California 2014
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
an extension cord Columbus, Ohio 2013
a mattress Tampa, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Why does everything always happen to me? Washington, District of Columbia 2018
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
I have been trying to tell you that. Richmond, Virginia 2015
When do you need it? Dallas, Texas 2011
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.