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
Max or Maxine Lydard, House Guest Richmond, Virginia 2013
Larry or Lori Linton, Hypochondriac Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2013
Michael or Michelle Dooley, Green Expert Richmond, Virginia 2009
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a big pink eraser Houston, Texas 2007
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
A spider web Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
He said he would be right back. New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Where are we going? Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
Nobody mentioned it at all. Buffalo, New York 2009
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
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.