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
R. Thomas, Athlete Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
Tammy or Tommy Shuttles, Singer Little Rock, Arkansas 2012
Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
James or Jessica Banks, doctor Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a napkin Los Angeles, California 2014
a jar of coins San Francisco, California 2007
a popsicle Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016
a box New Hampshire 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
?I feel a little embarrassed.? San Jose, California 2007
"No. That's not what I said." OR "No. That is not what I said." San Jose, California 2017
It's my turn. or Jacksonville, Florida 2014
Are you sure? New York, New York 2010
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.