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
SJ Denison, Blogger Detroit, Michigan 2014
Dante or Danetta Longfellow, Professor New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Kelly Cartier, School Administrator Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015
Amy or Arnold Taylorson, Candidate Orlando, Florida 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a pillow Atlanta, Georgia 2007
a cutting board Columbus, Ohio 2016
a map Denver, Colorado 2014
flip flops Buffalo, New York 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Where are we going? San Diego, California 2012
That was a good one. Austin, Texas 2008
I can't believe you said that. Seattle, Washington 2010
I'm just not feeling it. Portland, Oregon 2016
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.