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
Pete or Peggy Wiltz, Architect Richmond, Virginia 2014
Dan or Dana Fox, HR Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
Trey or Trish Campell, Spokesperson Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
Bob or Barbara Bernardo, Farmer Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a purse Tampa, Florida 2012
an hour glass San Jose, California 2015
bubble wrap Fargo, North Dakota 2012
crayons Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
When do you want to start? Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
How could you do this to me? Tampa, Florida 2008
That's not the way I heard it Asheville, North Carolina 2007
I can do that. Houston, Texas 2013
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.