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
Don or Dot Benway, Exterminator Baltimore, Maryland 2016
Paul or Paula Perry, Detective Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2011
Kip or Kim Wallace, Event Planner Los Angeles, California 2018
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Examples of Previous Props
A sealed envelope New York, New York 2018
a photo of mom and/or dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
an umbrella Houston, Texas 2017
a hula hoop Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
How could you do this to me? Tampa, Florida 2008
There's nothing like it. Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
After all this time it still works. San Diego, California 2017
Whoa, I didn't see that coming. Salt Lake City, Utah 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.