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
Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer Houston, Texas 2011
Ellen or Elton MacTigue, Tourism Specialist Buffalo, New York 2022
Kris or Kristy Carter, Mathematician Buffalo, New York 2016
Reno or Rebecca England, Pyrotechnics Engineer Tampa, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
dog toy Tampa, Florida 2017
a towel Denver, Colorado 2009
a pumpkin Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
You decide. I don't care. Memphis, Tennessee 2015
No. Guess again. Los Angeles, California 2015
Have you been here before? Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
I'll go back and check. San Antonio, Texas 2009
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.