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
Bryant or Bryanna Landee, Author Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Lefty or Leann Lober, Ball Player Asheville, North Carolina 2009
Jack or Jill Olsen, Politician Louisville, Kentucky 2012
Tyler or Taylor Shatternick, Detective Paducah, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
key chain Indianapolis, Indiana 2017
a greeting card Savannah, Georgia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I never thought about it that way. Austin, Texas 2009
That is a total lie. Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
Do what you want to do. Columbus, Ohio 2011
Sometimes that's all you need. San Diego, California 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.