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
Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Doug or Daphne Whyte, Fundraiser Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Pearl or Paul Brewster, Blogger Austin, Texas 2009
Alex or Alexis Filbert, Champion Los Angeles, California 2009
Examples of Previous Props
apples Denver, Colorado 2013
a cardboard box Dallas, Texas 2014
a hat Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
a balloon Portland, Oregon 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
How many times do I have to tell you? Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Is that clear? Any questions? Kansas City, Missouri 2011
What's in it for me? Inland Empire, California 2013
Well, there's always tomorrow. OR Well, there is always tomorrow. Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
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.