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
Owen or Olivia Nickleby, Illustrator San Antonio, Texas 2013
Pat or Patricia Nelson, paid driver Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Les or Lena Olinger, Driving Instructor Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Lenny or Lenora Chavez, Veterinarian Seattle, Washington 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a flower Boston, Massachusetts 2018
a cardboard box San Diego, California 2018
a snow globe San Francisco, California 2013
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Leave it to me, I'm a professional. Los Angeles, California 2008
Go ahead, walk all over me. Nashville, Tennessee 2006
That's not what my mom told me. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2013
You need help. Providence, Rhode Island 2010
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.