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
Winston or Wilma Weatherbee, Auctioneer Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Cooper or Caitlin O'Brien, Dog Walker Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Jim or Jamie Walker, Local Historian Kansas City, Missouri 2012
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Examples of Previous Props
plant seeds Denver, Colorado 2008
a checkbook Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
A burrito Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
No way. Absolutely no way. Orlando, Florida 2018
If you only knew, if you only knew. Orlando, Florida 2008
That doesn't make any sense. Paducah, Kentucky 2012
You can't take it with you. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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.