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 Pauline Kandinski, Former Bowling Champion Kansas City, Missouri 2016
Austin or Ashley Cheevers, Winemaker Los Angeles, California 2017
Oliver or Olivia Sandman, Doctor Atlanta, Georgia 2014
Jacob or Jasmine Alexander, Chef or Cook Houston, Texas 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet New Haven, Connecticut 2017
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
nail clippers Portland, Oregon 2006
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
Hold on, let me write that down. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
I wish I knew. I wish I knew. Savannah, Georgia 2016
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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.