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
Q. Treller, Secret Society Member Baltimore, Maryland 2015
Alex or Alexis Brownstone, Waiter/Waitress Kansas City, Missouri 2017
Abe or Abby Tuesday, Tour Guide Baltimore, Maryland 2013
Emerson or Emma Myers, Entrepreneur Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Buffalo, New York 2012
String Hampton Roads, Virginia 2018
an award Detroit, Michigan 2010
Photo, drawing or painting of a deceased relative Austin, Texas 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Help me get this out. Louisville, Kentucky 2012
I bet you think you're clever, huh? Denver, Colorado 2007
How much money are we talking about? Madison, Wisconsin 2015
If you don't go, I won't go either. Little Rock, Arkansas 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.