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
Ryan or Rachel Hammersmith, Pest Control Professional Chicago, Illinois 2017
Walter or Wilma Western, Repair Person Chicago, Illinois 2008
Trudy or Trevor Fenderson, Designer Chicago, Illinois 2019
Louis or Louise Grimes, City Employee Chicago, Illinois 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a plate Chicago, Illinois 2015
a mug Chicago, Illinois 2010
an urn or container with a deceased's ashes Chicago, Illinois 2008
A hat Chicago, Illinois 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
How much money are we talking about? Chicago, Illinois 2009
Where did you find that? Chicago, Illinois 2017
What's the password? Chicago, Illinois 2008
"I'm looking for a friend of mine." OR "I am looking for a friend of mine." Chicago, Illinois 2019
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.