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
Jason or Judy Giordano, Psychic Buffalo, New York 2008
Dennis or Denise Smith, Assistant Columbus, Ohio 2013
Earl or Ellen Frickle, Chair of a Board of Directors Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
Luke or Lana Beardsley, door to door salesperson Savannah, Georgia 2017
Examples of Previous Props
Breakfast Taco Austin, Texas 2017
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
a towel Nashville, Tennessee 2015
a tray Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
It could be anything. Huntsville, Alabama 2016
When do you want to start? Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
That's never happened before. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2009
What's the password? Chicago, Illinois 2008
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.