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
Les or Liz Bootley, Contractor Los Angeles, California 2016
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Kip or Kim Wallace, Event Planner Los Angeles, California 2018
Austin or Ashley Cheevers, Winemaker Los Angeles, California 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
dust mask/hygienic mask Los Angeles, California 2011
a keyboard Los Angeles, California 2010
a bottle Los Angeles, California 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Why did you do that? Los Angeles, California 2012
Is that the best you can find? Los Angeles, California 2016
Please tell me that's not what I think it is. Los Angeles, California 2011
What did he say? Los Angeles, California 2019
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.