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
Uncle Joe or Aunt Irma Kansas City, Missouri 2009
Russell or Rhoda Powers, Coach Denver, Colorado 2012
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
John or Juanita Shold, Tourist Des Moines, Iowa 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a frisbee Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
a flashlight Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
a ticket for travel Dallas, Texas 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
What's the big idea? or Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Just doin' my job. Buffalo, New York 2016
Which way did she go? Amarillo, Texas 2016
Say it like you mean it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
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.