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
Walter/Wilma Love, Talk Radio Host Salt Lake City, Utah 2019
Chico or Cha Cha Rodriguez, ballroom dancer Richmond, Virginia 2019
Dr. Clark or Claire Larson, Plastic Surgeon New Hampshire 2010
Chad or Chelsea Lattice, Climate Scientist Baltimore, Maryland 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A towel Richmond, Virginia 2018
a ticket Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
a wallet New Haven, Connecticut 2017
a book Houston, Texas 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Has it really been ten years? New Haven, Connecticut 2020
What do you think this is? Washington, District of Columbia 2013
No. Guess again. Los Angeles, California 2015
There must be a better way. Portland, Oregon 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.