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
Brian or Brianna Chaddington, Physical Therapist Dallas, Texas 2018
Lily or Luke Pierce, Entertainer Dallas, Texas 2013
Trey or Trish Balderson, Contractor Louisville, Kentucky 2015
Brett Rivers, entomologist Portland, Oregon 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A swimming pool object Paducah, Kentucky 2017
a tie Seattle, Washington 2009
a TV remote Des Moines, Iowa 2022
Cell Phone Providence, Rhode Island 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
Please be quiet. I beg you. Columbus, Ohio 2022
Why am I always first? Detroit, Michigan 2015
Tell me how you really feel. Nashville, Tennessee 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.